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Scepter Ameri-Can 5 Gal. Gas Can EPA and CARB
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Scepter

Ameri-Can 5 Gal. Gas Can EPA and CARB

$19.94 /each

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Product Overview

An environmentally friendly fuel container that holds up to 5 Gal. of gas. Comes with a self-venting spill-proof child-resistant spout. Meets all EPA and CARB regulations.

  • Meets all requirements of consumer product safety council for child resistance and senior adult friendly
  • Easy-flo self-venting spout features automatic locking and airtight seal to reduce spills
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Made of durable HDPE

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I store diesel fuel in this can for future use?

Will diesel fuel break down this plastic over time? or can I have a couple of backups for my heating system?
Asked by: JohnnyMac
If you are using this can for personal use, I don't see the difference between yellow/red/blue, other than if a person who doesn't know what the can contains. If it will be used just by you just get the red can, they seem to be cheaper, probably because they make more sales on red than yellow can. I have been using red cans for diesel/gas and kerosene over the years, and no issues with the cans. Just stick with the same type of fuel and you should be fine. Only gasoline is a big danger, diesel or kerosene will not explode.
Answered by: Einstein
Date published: 2016-10-12

can I get a replacment rubber ring/seal for the pour spout?

Asked by: DANo
Hello, Dano I believe you cannot replace the rubber ring you would have to replace the who spout their have a universal one.
Answered by: Ranger
Date published: 2016-07-19

Is osha approved?

Asked by: Pablo
No. Consumer fuel cans (the cans you buy at WalMart, Lowe's, etc.) are not regulated by OSHA. They are regulated by EPA, CARB, and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Commercial fuel cans are regulated by OSHA and must be UL Safety rated. Scepter products are only for consumer use and are not regulated by OSHA or UL. Please contact OSHA to find out specific information.
Answered by: ScepterCustomerService
Date published: 2016-07-20
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Customer Reviews

Ameri-Can 5 Gal. Gas Can EPA and CARB is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this item 4 hours ago / filled it with fuel and went home. I tried to fill a heater t... I purchased this item 4 hours ago / filled it with fuel and went home. I tried to fill a heater tank and now I have about 3 gallons of fuel running down my driveway and very little in the tank that I was trying to fill. Do you remember when Wal-Mart began having a reputation for selling inferior products??? I think Home Depot is heading down that road now. This can has no vent and the filler neck is so awkward that it is useless. I will be taking it back in the morning... doubt that they will honor a return since it has had fuel in it. It's going to stay on their counter regardless...............
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk!!!! Do NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY This container is an absolute waste of money. Don't buy it. The spout simply doesn't work period. The lock is impossible to operate. The vent slot is on the wrong side of the spout. It doesn't vent and becomes vacuum locked. Don't buy it.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I've had 2 different sizes of these cans for a couple of years. And well. Since this is the only ... I've had 2 different sizes of these cans for a couple of years. And well. Since this is the only type of fuel can you can buy these days, I have to ask what's the point of rating it? But since they are the absolute worst fuel cans ever built, I have to vent! (no pun intended) Filling lawn equipment isn't so bad I must admit. But filling a large fuel tank such as a generator, or a car, they are terrible. It's unfortunate that a kid was using a real fuel can without proper, competent, adult supervision and was terribly burned resulting from some freak accident which brought this type of can about. My heart goes out to that kid. So naturally, a lawsuit ensued, and the CPSC demanded a can like this. This can doesn't work for real world situations. Try using it to put gas in a vehicle. Mechanics of a vehicles' filler neck causes gas to splash right back on you, the vehicle and the ground. How safe is that? And using the 5 gal can for filling large volumes, the can doesn't vent (there it is) properly and collapses on itself. 'Filling' some power equipment, well, you really can't fill, because the tip of the spout will extend into the reservoir. When the fuel level reaches the tip of the spout, air can't get back up the spout and fueling stops short of full. Overall, filling is unnecessarily slow. Again, poor venting. Can collapses. Back to the drawing board folks. This thing sucks. Or maybe just sell a proper Gas can again.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is advertised as having a spill proof spout. It must be a typo because it is actually a Spil... This is advertised as having a spill proof spout. It must be a typo because it is actually a Spill Spout. The spout is a complicated contraption, poorly executed, and made out of cheesy materials that broke on me within a month. I've spilled more gas in a month with this design than my father must have over an entire lifetime using a normal spout. DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU LIKE SPILLING GAS ALL OVER YOUR GARAGE. Painful as it may be you are much better off spending twice as much and getting one of the metal safety cans with a funnel.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is absolutely the worst gas can you will ever encounter due to the unwieldy safety devices a... This is absolutely the worst gas can you will ever encounter due to the unwieldy safety devices applied to the spout. The design is Rube Goldberg at best. In addition in order to accommodate the design, the spout is created out of a semi-brittle plastic that will certainly fail over time. In order to make this can even passable I did the following: 1) Broke off the annoying safety catch on the spout. 2) Drilled out the spring actuated end of the spout to provide a clear path from which to pour. 3) Removed the awful serrated childproof device on the can itself. The can is now functional at least until some future date when the spout will most probably break. Do not buy this can, although you may wish to gift it to someone you really dislike.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money Worst gas can I have ever owned. Whoever designed the spout must not have ever used it.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The cap was difficult to remove. The nozzle was not long enough to open the flap on the fill port... The cap was difficult to remove. The nozzle was not long enough to open the flap on the fill port of the car. The can does not have a vent. Between the short nozzle and the lack of a vent gasoline went everywhere. I was drenched in gas down my legs. The side of the car was covered in gas. Eventually I was able to hold the flap on the fill port open with a screw driver. Because the can did not have a vent the can took most of 15 minutes to transfer gas from the can to the car. However, the spout is located on the can so that about a half gallon of gas could not be transferred to the car.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spill more gas than ever. As usual the government push for less fumes into the atmosphere and now I spill more gas than ever before. The gasket at the the neck of the nozzle easily tears and gets out of its seat. You need three hands for a five gallon can. Without a rear handle you must grab the bottom of the can, one hand on the top handle and a third the push in the locking tab. Good luck. I cut the lock tab off and use a funnel, Sometimes without the nozzle on. With a full five gallon can it's heavy and you must push on the nozzle to open it. This usually results with the bass of the nozzle tearing the gaskets and causing spills.
Date published: 2015-11-05
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