Friday, January 8, 2010

Gas Cans Recalled by No-Spill; Containers Can Leak and Create Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: No-Spill 5-gallon Gasoline Cans

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: No-Spill LLC, of Lenexa, Kan.

Hazard: The gas containers can leak fuel at the black plastic collar where the spout connects to the can, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The 5-gallon gas cans are made from heavy-duty red plastic and carry date codes AIP09202 through AIP09222. The date code is located on the bottom of the can. Not all cans in this date range are affected.

Sold at: Lawn & garden stores nationwide, hardware retailers and online from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should test their gas cans to determine whether they leak and immediately stop using the leaky cans. Consumers should contact No-Spill to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact No-Spill toll-free at (877) 928-0049 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.nospill.com/recall

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