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5 Gal. Smart Control Gas Can

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  • Squeeze spout design for easy and controlled fuel pouring
  • SmartControl® Spout enables fast fuel flow without spilling
  • EPA, CARB and ASTM compliant to ensure safety and reliability
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About This Product

The Scepter SmartControl fuel containers are the next generation of rugged gas cans that provide you with a fast and hassle-free experience. This 5 Gal. can features a simple spout and flame mitigation device, this product eliminates frustration with an easy-to-use, hard-to-break design with an added layer of protection. The Scepter SmartControl gasoline container also has a squeeze controlled flow rate which makes filling everything from lawnmowers to recreational vehicles a simpler, cleaner, safer experience.

Highlights

  • Easy to Pour - A simple squeeze starts the gas flowing
  • Flows fast, up to 3 Gal. per minute, with an integrated air vent in spout
  • Controllable flow rate means no spilling. Squeeze less for a little, squeeze more for a lot
  • Great for lawnmowers and other large equipment such as generators and recreational vehicles
  • EPA / CARB & Child Safety Compliant
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 308163379

Model # FR1G501

Store SKU # 1003905358

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 16.75 in, W 9.91 in, D 11.53 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

11.53 in

Product Height (in.)

16.75 in

Product Width (in.)

9.91 in

Details

Accessory Type

Gas Can

Capacity (gal)

5 gal (US)

Fire retardant

No

Gas Can Material

Plastic

Gas Can Type

Gasoline

Material

Plastic

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

ASTM Compliant, CARB Compliant, EPA Approved

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited 2 year

Questions & Answers

30Questions
caret
Q:What is the warranty period for Model displayed, the 5 gallon can. I purchased two cans at the same time and one leaks when pouring gas?
by|May 25, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hi Mark - We apologize for your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. We are here to help!

by|Jun 8, 2023
    caret
    Q:How do you attach "spout to the tank?
    by|May 8, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hi Molly - We apologize for your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. Similar to medication packaging, gas/diesel cans must also adhere to strict child resistance packaging laws. All fuel containers sold in the United States must come equipped with a child-safety lock and adhere to environmental regulations (EPA). This product should only be used with the spout it came with at the time of purchase. Screw on the black cap of the spout to the neck of the can and press down on the green tab to tighten or loosen it. Every automobile/equipment is different, so it is not a one size fits all situation. The SMARTCONTROL gas can, is designed to be used with your palm. Step 1: Vent the fuel can by slowly unscrewing the cap, allow all the pressure to escape. Once vented re-tighten cap. You may find that placing the fuel can flat on the ground and actuating the spout once or twice prior to use may allow the green pad to slide easier during operation. Step 2: Flip up dark lever on back of spout with your palm. Step 3: With the dark green lever still flipped up, push the entire light green pad forward. It will be stiff as that is part of the child resistant feature. Again, you may find that placing the fuel can flat on the ground and actuating the spout once or twice prior to use may allow the green pad to slide easier during operation. Step 4: Tilt can and pour. The spout has a channel for venting when pouring. The “screen” you see in the neck of the fuel can is actually a safety device called a flame mitigation device (FMD). Its inclusion in fuel containers is part of a 2020 U.S. law to improve overall safety. It does not make it safe to mix Gas and Fire, which remains extremely dangerous, but helps to protect the consumer against situations of potential misuse. Do not ever remove or modify the FMD. We understand that filling the containers now requires the user to learn to rest the pump in the center of the FMD, on the steps, to fill at full speed. You can also choose simply to take your time filling the container. We have posted both fill and pour instructions online at https://www.scepter.com/safety/instructional-videos/ which should help. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com if we can be of any further assistance. We are here to help!

    by|Jun 13, 2023
      caret
      Q:Is there a way to make this junk not leak all over the place?
      by|Mar 17, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi Michail - Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. We apologize for your experience. We conduct leak testing of this product so if the cap is screwed down and tightened securely, this should not leak. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. We are here to help!

      by|Feb 13, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:How do I do a claim on my gas can it split on the sim where it?s melted together
        by|Mar 5, 2023
        2 Answers
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hi lopez - Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. We apologize for your experience. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. We are here to help!

        by|Mar 11, 2023

          A:  If you look @ the Home Depot website and look up the gas can it may have the info you need there.  Hope this helps !!! 

          by|Mar 13, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            3 out of 5

            • 3 out of 2,296 reviews
            • 44% recommend this product
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            Junk fire hazard
            Bought two cans. Both leak. Got 10 gallons and tipped can to pour and they leak at the can seal. The seal design is trash. If spoiling gas at a gas station is punishable, then this can should be recalled and illegal. Or just buy it and then take scepter to court after your garage burns down. Or you can take off the green locking ring like this and get it to seal. But then you modified the van and it’s your problem now if things go wrong ever.
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            Response from ScepterCustomerServiceApr 17, 2024
            Hi Doitright - We apologize for your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. We are here to help! Scepter
              Poor design
              This is one of the more USELESS innovations I've run across recently...or any time, for that matter. It's not user-friendly because you need 3 hands to operate it. Also, it leaks, no matter how you tighten, or adjust the nozzle. Pretty worthless. My fix-it? Just take the nozzle off, and use a standard funnel. Would NOT recommend! If it were possible to give it a less than one-star rating, I most certainly would!
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              Response from ScepterCustomerServiceDec 18, 2023
              Hi Ann0yedatth1sp00rproduct - We apologize for your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. We STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST using this can with the modifications you’ve described. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. It probably needs a new oring which we are happy to send you. We are here to help! Scepter
                1 found this review helpful
                Improperly trimmed green lock ring causes leaks.
                Improperly trimmed green plastic lock ring prevents the nozzle from seating properly and causes leaking around the base of the nozzle. This is a quality assurance problem and a serious safety hazard. The fix is simple enough. And not all cans will have this problem. You should return the can if it has this problem. But it is possible to fix in the field if you are confident in your capabilities.
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                Response from ScepterCustomerServiceMar 21, 2023
                Hi RSailor - Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. We apologize for your experience. The green tabs on the child lock ring beneath the unlocking tab are designed there so that it makes it easier for the consumer to unlock the child lock. These tabs make the unlocking tab easier to flex with the thumb/finger in order to disengage the child lock and easily open the container for the standard adult. We STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST using this can with any modifications. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-387-6018 or email customerservice@scepter.com so that we can resolve this for you. We are here to help! Scepter
                  4 found this review helpful
                  I can’t make it work properly...
                  I can’t make it work properly
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                  Response from ScepterCustomerServiceOct 21, 2022
                  Hi - We apologize for your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. Similar to medication packaging, gas/diesel cans must also adhere to strict child resistance packaging laws. All fuel containers sold in the United States must come equipped with a child-safety lock and adhere to environmental regulations (EPA). This product should only be used with the spout it came with at the time of purchase. This can is designed to be used with your palm. Step 1; Vent the fuel can by slowly unscrewing the cap, allow all the pressure to escape. Once vented re-tighten cap. You may find that placing the fuel can flat on the ground and actuating the spout once or twice prior to use may allow the green pad to slide easier during operation. Step 2: Flip up dark lever on back of spout with your palm. Step 3: With the dark green lever still flipped up, push the entire light green pad forward. It will be stiff as that is part of the child resistant feature. You may find that placing the fuel can flat on the ground and actuating the spout once or twice prior to use may allow the green pad to slide easier during operation. Step 4: Tilt can and pour. The spout has a channel for venting when pouring. The “screen” you see in the neck of the fuel can is actually a safety device called a flame mitigation device (FMD). Its inclusion in fuel containers is part of a 2020 U.S. law to improve overall safety. It does not make it safe to mix Gas and Fire, which remains extremely dangerous, but helps to protect the consumer against situations of potential misuse. Do not ever remove or modify the FMD. We understand that filling the containers now requires the user to learn to rest the pump in the center of the FMD, on the steps, to fill at full speed. You can also choose simply to take your time filling the container. We have posted both fill and pour instructions online at https://www.scepter.com/safety/instructional-videos/ which should help. Please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-387-6018 if we can be of any further assistance. We are here to help! Scepter
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                  8 found this review helpful
                  To hard to use
                  You can't even fill a car with these stupid gas cans they leak all over It's the worst design 5 gallon gas can I ever seen do not buy
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                  Response from ScepterCustomerServiceApr 19, 2022
                  Hi Dsher - We see that you have rated the product a one star. Customer satisfaction is very important to Scepter. There is a funnel available directly from Scepter that can be used in conjunction with the SMARTCONTROL SPOUT that may help. Every automobile is different, so it is not a one size fits all situation. Please contact our customer care team at 1-855-857-3252 or email customerservice@scepter.com so we can resolve this for you. . Scepter
                    22 found this review helpful
                    Needs strainer removed
                    The can is great once you get gas in it. Could not pump gas into it due to the strainer, pump kept clicking off. Removed strainer with a screwdriver, pried it out.
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                    Response from ScepterCustomerServiceMay 7, 2021
                    Hello - The screen (strainer) you describe is a flame mitigation device (FMD) for consumer protection. Their inclusion in fuel containers is about to become law. Unfortunately there are people who misuse fuel and can end up severely injured. Our goal is the safety of our customers, so we’ve added one ahead of the pending regulations. We understand that filling the containers can take a bit longer, but this does add an extra layer of protection for consumers who don’t handle fuel responsibly. The FMD should NEVER be removed from the container and if it is removed we recommend that the container be disposed of. Gas and diesel pumps are different. The FMD contains two internal ledges that the pump must rest on when filling depending on your fuel type. Diesel pumps rest on the first ledge, and gasoline pumps must be inserted to reach the second ledge. We have posted both fill and pour instructions online at www.scepter.com/starthere/ which should help. If you require any additional troubleshooting, please contact our customer care team at 1-855-857-3252 Scepter
                      • Recommended
                      19 found this review helpful
                      Leaks A LOT!
                      I was really impressed with how much these fuel cans leaked. I opened them up to find wadded up rubber gaskets on three of the 4 I bought and no gasket on the 4th. Shouldn’t have to replace parts on some new, and so simple as a fuel can. I wouldn’t buy these again or recommend them unless it’s your ONLY option.
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                      Response from ScepterCustomerServiceMar 13, 2021
                      Hi MGilmore - We apologize for your experience, please contact our customer care team at 1-855-857-3252 or email customerservice@scepter.com so we can resolve this for you. We can send out replacement spouts if need be. Thank you Scepter
                        15 found this review helpful
                        Just ok.
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Living in a farm, we always need gas and gas containers of various sizes and especially 5 gallon. Whereas this one definitely fits the bill I found the nozzle faulty in design. You have to use both hands to release the gas and fill while keeping stabilized. It was a but more difficult to use for me. Hubby wasn't impressed either. I'm not sure I'd recommend.
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                          Great quality gas can!
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am very happy with the Scepter 5 gallon smart control gasoline container. It's so easy to fill and pour. I have definitely noticed less spills versus a standard gas can. The nozzle is excellent and easy to control. This is perfect for filling lawn mowers with gasoline and just to have on hand for any gasoline needs. I highly recommend it!
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                            • Recommended
                            Sturdy can
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This 5 gallon gas can took me a few minutes to figure out, even after thoroughly reading the instructions. Removing the cap was slightly difficult, mostly because I find hard to get a good grip near the "teeth" of the spout. Once open, I did have to fill the can a bit more slowly due to the flame mitigation device. I do wish the can had a handle on the side opposite the nozzle, but I am able to prop it against my leg while pouring. The buttons were not difficult for me to push or to hold, but it took me a while to figure out what exactly I needed to do to get the fuel to be dispensed. For a large can like this, I wish it were easier to maneuver. On the other hand, I appreciate the safety features on a can that will have more fuel in it while in storage.
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                              • Recommended
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