Fuel Up for Fall Chores

MIAMI, OKLA. – Piles of leaves. Fallen old tree limbs. The last mowing of the lawn for the season. When these chores start popping up on your calendar, it’s time to fuel up the family --- and the outside equipment --- for an autumn clean-up.


            “Having fuel ready to tackle fall chores is essential for most households,” says Dan Marshall, vice president of marketing and business development with Scepter. “It’s no fun to get halfway through blowing away the leaves and discover there’s no fuel left in the blower.”


            Marshall recommends having a variety of Scepter SmartControl fuel containers filled and ready before tackling outside projects. Available in one-, two- and five-gallon sizes, the SmartControl line includes containers for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. The varying sizes make it convenient for all members of the family to fuel-up and tackle fall chores.


            “Both men and women can easily use the SmartControl fuel container,” says Marshall.

“These containers are easy to hold and feature a unique push spout for fast pours without spills.


“With a single motion, the user simply presses the lever up to unlock the child safety feature with the palm of the hand, and then squeezes the large button. The first squeeze is done when upright to vent the container. Then, the nozzle gets placed over the tank. A second squeeze allows the user to control and pour just the right amount of fuel.”


5 Safety Tips

            Whether you’re trimming bushes or taking the boat out for the last run of the season, life can be easier when you have fuel readily available. However, it’s important to remember several safety tips:


            Tip #1 – If you’re burning leaves or tree limbs, never use gasoline or diesel to start fires. (See an important video on fire tips)


            Tip #2 – Young children should never be near fuel containers or operate them. With SmartControl, child safety locks help prevent curious children from pouring fuel.


            Tip #3 – Fuel should not be used to kill insect nests or to clean grease or glue off of anything.


            Tip #4 – When not in use, store fuel containers in a secure, dry location away from heat sources, pets and easy access by children.


            Tip #5 – Don’t use old fuel, which can deteriorate if sitting unused for many months. After safely discarding old fuel, change out gasoline in your containers each season to keep it fresh.


A video showcasing proper filling and use of Scepter fuel containers is available on the company’s website.


The rugged SmartControl containers are Made in America and designed to substantially exceed ASTM and CPSC minimum standards. Each product includes child safety locks and a flame mitigation device for added protection.


Recognized by This Old House magazine as a “Top 20 Best New Product of 2019” in the Lawn & Garden category, SmartControl containers are also the recipient of the “Best in Class” Award at the 2018 National Hardware Show. Constructed in the U.S.A. of durable and safe high-density polyethylene, SmartControl containers can be found throughout the U.S. in The Home Depot®, Walmart®, Lowe’s®, AutoZone®, Pep Boys, Target and Northern® Tool + Equipment stores. Visit www.scepter.com for more information.


Contact: Kathy Ziprik





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