Protect public safety
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Protect public safety

    1. Petition by

      PFCMA

I recently learned that consumer gas cans used to safely transport and store gasoline could soon be in short supply. This presents significant public safety concerns that merit your immediate attention.

We’ve been warned to expect a shortage of gas cans as early as late summer if action isn't taken to stabilize the business climate for the portable fuel gas container industry.

Without safe, portable fuel containers, consumers would be forced to resort to discarded containers to transport gasoline – going backwards 30 years in time in terms of safety. Access to safe, affordable containers has significantly reduced the number of accidents associated with home and recreational uses of gasoline - and it is particularly critical in times of emergency. I urge you to take action to prevent a break in the supply chain.

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    1. Sign the new petition!

      by PFCMA

      Thank you for signing the petition to protect public safety from the risk of a break in the supply chain for portable fuel containers! We are pleased to report that legislation has been filed, and we now need your help once again to demonstrate widespread support for stabilizing the business environment for the industry. H.R. 6065 will amend the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act by mandating safety standards for this vital product.
      Please visit GasCans4Safety.com to sign the new petition urging congressional leaders to take action and support this important legislation.
      As you are likely aware, Blitz USA will cease production on July 31, 2012 as a direct result of a surge in litigation predominantly associated with product misuse. While it is too late to save Blitz, passage of mandatory standards could be enough to convince others to invest in the industry and expand production to meet market demand.
      Thank you again for showing your support for protecting public safety!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Darla Crooks MAY, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      People (mostly because of money-hungry attorneys) are so quick to file ridiculous lawsuits about anything and everything anymore. Get real. Use common sense and if you screw up, deal with it -- don't blame the guys who are working hard to help the rest of us.

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    • maxine jones MIAMI, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      we need jobs blitz is a good company ,they shouldn't be going thru all this,you can't make gas cans idot proof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Doris Stous LAKEWAY, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      To protect public safety and make sure no more jobs are lost here in America.

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    • Lynn Forkum MIAMI, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      Most successful products are developed to fit a consumer need. The need still exists for safe portable fuel containment, however, some consumers choose to use the product in an unsafe manner leading to terrible results, leading to increased lawsuits, leading to increased insurance premiums, leading to bankruptcy for the manufacturers, which might possibly lead to the lack of insurance coverage, which might lead to closing fuel containment manufacturing plants, leading to the unavailability of portable fuel containers in a crisis and unsafe use of non-approved fuel containers, which could lead to more unfortunate accidents, but with no one to sue.

      Where is the accountability of the consumer to use these products as they were intended? These unfortunate lapses in judgement have led to a possible system crisis where cause and affect are not always closely related in time. Congress, PLEASE intervene at once, in order to stop the cyle of the system decline and set public safety standards that would lead to greatly reduced litigation resulting in positive supply and demand outcomes, save jobs in our small community and most of all increased safety awareness and less avoidable accidents.

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    • David Lamb BETHANY, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      Until we put a leash on those people taking advantage of the legal system as it is today, not only will fuel containment manufacturer’s be at risk but ALL companies who can end up in litigation for the misuse of their products will be at risk. Let’s not let this happen. Fuel containers don't kill people; people using fuel for something other than its purpose kill people. Let’s change the laws and help protect our manufacturers.

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