Of all the gas cans sold in the United States, 95% are plastic, and Blitz, once the leading manufacturer of plastic gas cans in the United States, can lay claim to having their name on 75% of them. That would be around 150 million. Most of us have a plastic gas can stored in the shed or in the garage, somewhere accessible in case of an emergency. It makes perfect sense. However, bearing a plastic gas can that has the name ‘Blitz’ on the side may not be the best idea in terms of safety. To speak to an attorney about Blitz Gas Can Explosion Lawsuits, call now for immediate assistance.
Of the 150 million or so Blitz-produced plastic gas cans in circulation, none of them came equipped with flame arresters. This means that fumes are released from those cans into the air as gas is poured from them. This is a fire hazard, and despite an overwhelming number of complaints to the company—indicating that the fumes can ignite and explode, causing severe burns on unsuspecting users—Blitz continued to produce these cans without flame arresters, and with minimal cautionary statements regarding the flammability of the substance contained therein.
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As a result of Blitz’s negligence, 75 separate instances have occurred where people have been severely burned, even killed, because of Blitz gas can explosions. Fourteen people have burned to death, including six children, one of which was Landon Beadore. Landon was three when he tipped over a Blitz gas can in the garage. The fumes from the spilled can floated across the garage until they were ignited by a water-heater pilot. Landon suffered 3rd degree burns to nearly half of his body before succumbing to his injuries.
In each of the 75 instances where a Blitz can explosion has caused serious injury or death, the absence of a flame arrester was responsible. Research into the production of these cans indicates that it would have cost the company a mere fifty cents for each flame arrester it attached to the gas. Profit obviously took priority over the safety of the public.
Those in business have a legal obligation to place unmistakably clear warning labels on product that can pose a threat, through certain consumer actions, to the public. Blitz produced no such label, nor should they have, as the injuries associated with the defect was their fault to begin with. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Blitz for gross negligence in the mass production of products that have the potential to kill, and with the amount of Blitz gas cans still in circulation, lawsuits will continue be filed as injuries, and deaths, continue to occur.
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of Blitz gas can explosions, contact a Blitz Gas Can Explosion Lawsuits injury attorney right away regarding your rights. You may be entitled to compensation. It has already been determined that Blitz is responsible for these injuries as a direct result of their conscious decision to sell harmful products to the public. All they need to hear is your voice. The litigation attorneys at Attorney Group can help you find the right lawyer for your Blitz Gas Can Explosion Lawsuits.