The Dangers of Plastic Gas Cans

A large percentage of United States households own at least one gas can. Plastic gas cans represent 95% of all gas cans sold in America which based on these statistics means that most of us at one time or another have either owned or used plastic gas cans. Due to the risk of ignition of gasoline and other fumes, a safety feature was invented 200 years ago. The cost of this feature is $1.00 and has been widely used on many products and has effectively prevented explosions in metal gas cans for the last 100 years.

As this safety feature is not included in the majority of plastic gas cans, the risk of ignition of gas fumes causing explosions remains great. These explosions cause horrific injuries to people and pets and expensive damage to property, such as your homes and vehicles. For the price of $1.00 per plastic gas can, the public’s risk of explosions of this kind could be greatly reduced, if not eliminated altogether.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone (713) 222-7211.