Don't Keep Spray Cans In The Car!
Received via email and posted here for reference - Editor
Do you keep WD-40, hair spray, Off, Fix-A-Flat, etc. in
your vehicle? If so, you might want to reconsider. The
picture above is of a pressurized can that exploded in
a person's vehicle and imbedded itself in the back seat
of the car. The temperature outside of the closed vehicle
was about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. What if you or a loved
one had been sitting in that seat? Do any of your family
members keep aerosol cans in their vehicles? If they do,
please pass this warning along to them!
This incident happened at a refinery in
Beaumont. A deodorant spray can was left in the back
of the vehicle that was parked in an open space in
the middle of a hot, sunny day. Without warning, the can
exploded inside the car. Fortunately, no one was inside
or near the car when it happened.
Do NOT leave pressurized containers of any kind in your
vehicle where they can be exposed to sunlight!
You should always read and follow the manufacturer's
safety recommendations that come with the can.
Reporting incidents such as this can help inform personnel
of possible risks and dangers both inside and outside