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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So the law went into effect in 2009 which I believe is Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.

California mandates that all cans be color codes for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene, so pretty much every manufacturers does this.

There is another law called Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2020, which mandates that cans must have measures to prevent ignition or explosion near open flames.

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