Safe Use & Awareness

Fuel Container Safety and Awareness

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Your new Scepter fuel can comes equipped with a flame mitigation device (FMD). Never remove or alter the flame mitigation device inside the container opening. The FMD is a safety device intended to reduce the chance of some types of fires or explosions. No fuel container, including one with an FMD should ever be used to start or accelerate a fire.

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General Gas Can Safety and Fuel Storage Tips

How to Fill a Fuel Can Properly

Scepter recommends the following for properly filling a gas can at a gas station:

  • Remove gasoline containers from vehicles before refilling.
  • Place containers on the ground at a safe distance from the vehicle.
  • Touch the container with the gas dispenser nozzle before removing the container lid to ground the static electricity charge.
  • Keep the nozzle in contact with the container when filling to prevent buildup of a static charge.

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How to Handle Fuel Safely

Most gasoline injuries are avoidable if gasoline containers are properly used and safely stored. Here are a few tips from Scepter to keep you safe at home, at work, or at play: 

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors
  • Do not siphon by mouth
  • Do not store in a vehicle or living space
  • Store and use in a well-ventilated area
  • Vapors can be ignited by an ignition source many feet away
  • Keep away from flame, pilot lights, stoves, heaters, electric motors, and other sources of ignition
  • Keep container closed when not in use
  • Do not smoke when using the container
  • Harmful or fatal if swallowed
  • If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately
  • Turn off the equipment and let it cool before filling the gas tank
  • Never remove or alter the flame mitigation device (FND) inside the opening of the container. The FMD is a safety device intended to reduce the chance of some types of fires and explosions
  • Never pour fuel directly on to or near a flame, coals, embers, or any other sources of ignition . No fuel container, including a container with an FMD should ever be used to start or accelerate a fire
  • Using fuel to start or accelerate a fire is extremely hazardous and can lead to fires and explosions causing serious burns and even death
  • Use outdoors only
How to Store Gasoline Safely

Always store fuel securely away from the reach of children and pets. Never store gasoline in your home. Storing gas in your home is not just a serious fire hazard, but a public health hazard as well. Exposure to gasoline fumes is associated with certain health risks, therefore you should never store gas containers in your home or attached garage. Gasoline should always be kept in an outdoor structure such as a tool shed, storage barn, or separate, unattached garage.