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Congress introduced bill to end 'flame-jetting' cases

Congress introduced bill to end 'flame-jetting' cases
Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 12:41:10-04

A bill was introduced in Congress that would help end cases of “flame-jetting.” 

The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson of California, would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to enforce the installation of flame arrestors on portable gas containers to prevent burn injuries.

Flame arrestors are filters that prevent flame combustion and reduce the risk of burn injuries.

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The bill also requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to inform the public about dangers associated with portable gas containers near open flames.

An ABC2 News Investigation back in 2013 showed the dangers of flame-jetting. The phenomenon happens when flames follow fumes up and into a mostly empty can which can then violently combust, spewing flames from the can.

Passage of the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2017 which would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a rule requiring the installation of flame arrestors on portable fuel containers to prevent serious burn injuries.