Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2010.09.16 [Preventing Accidents Involving Spray Cans]

Preventing Accidents Involving Spray Cans

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Product Safety Technology Center
September 16, 2010

NITE (National Institute of Technology and Evaluation; President: Itaru Yasui) gave a presentation for the media on preventing accidents involving induction cooking stoves as shown in the attached materials

1. Press release

Release date:
September 16, 2010
Title:
Preventing Accidents Involving Spray Cans
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
Product accidents reported to the Product Safety Technology Center at NITE include 159 cases involving spray cans in the five years from fiscal 2005 to fiscal 2009, including 97 cases involving injury, one with casualties and 43 cases that led to damage or fires in buildings. According to research carried out by NITE, the above 159 accidents include 74 cases (47%) involving improper use or carelessness by consumers and 38 cases (24%) involving defective products and improper use. A considerable number of accidents that are due to improper use or carelessness can be prevented by using the product properly; some of these accidents involved placing a spray can near a source of combustion, spraying near a source of combustion, incorrectly removing the gas from the can, and similar.
NITE has decided to promote awareness among consumers so that they can clearly understand what kind of accidents can happen with spray cans and use them properly and safely.
Press briefing paper in Japanese

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division
 

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