current EPA/CARB compliant cans are the only cans that will be on the market in the coming months. These cans must be made of a less permiable material and must have special automatic shut-off nozzles. The EPA has adopted a standard that was initially created by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to reduce harmful air emmissions from portable fuel containers when they are storing fuel in garages etc. We beleive these gas cans are important for their intended purpose. Gas cans are often used to store fuel for the lawn mower, ATV's, boats and other gas powered consumer products. Reducing emissions from these applications is a good thing.
However, these cans are not good for on-road use. There are gaskets that must be positioned properly, the nozzles must be compressed to dispense fuel and they are complicated to use. More importantly, the nozzles often do not penetrate the internal flapper in the gas tank filler tube. All these add up to leaks and potential hazards. That is why we beleive the ItzaGasCan is the better, dare I say safer, choice for emergency on-road use. According to NFPA 30A, all non-metal gas cans must be AHJ approved. this includes all brands of these plastic cans.