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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 7, 2010
Revised January 26, 2010
Release # 10-102
Firm's Contact Number: (913) 888-9200
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Phone number change.

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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 at (913) 888-9200 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

Picture of Recalled Gas Can