Is there actually a federal law banning the “old, good” style of plastic gas cans?

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A common gripe among the old farts at gas stations and hardware stores around the country (United States) is that “the damn goverment outlawed the old, good gas cans” and therefore, left us with these leaky safety cans. Was there actually a federal law that banned the old style of gas cans?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Here’s the deal: 

Manufacturers need to meet regulations. They also need to sell their products at a price that sustains the business. Consumers need to be able to buy products at a price they can afford. 

Metal cans with spring loaded spouts are easy to operate and meet regulations. They are not cheap.

Plastic cans with spring loaded spouts meet regulations and are cheap, but are not easy to operate. 

Just man up and put up an extra $25 to buy the better gas can once and just be done with it. 

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