Lawsuit claims gas cans could be made safer

12:54 PM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK - Whether you use a snow blower, leaf blower, lawn mower, or generator, most likely you have one of those common, five-gallon, red, plastic gas cans.

They can be found in households all across the country, but there are serious questions about the safety of those cans that cost less than $20 each.

They are the focus of a lawsuit that alleges the cans could have been made safer, but manufacturers refused to incorporate a needed flame arrester.

Eleven people have died since 1998, and 1,200 others have been sent to the emergency room, injured by exploding gas cans.

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