Blitz USA is based in Miami, Okla., and is the largest manufacturer of portable gas cans in the country.
But Blitz has filed for bankruptcy and will shut its doors at the end of the month. Why? Because it can no longer afford product liability insurance, Marketplace’s Sally Herships reports.And why should they need it?
Consumers have accused the company of making faulty cans that explode when used to pour gasoline onto fires.But wait! Surely that’s not the fault of the company?
Blitz says its cans carry warnings that say you should never use gasoline to start or accelerate a fire.And yet, even being in the right doesn't save them. This is, after all, America, the land where no matter how dumb your cause, it's not too dumb for a lawyer to take it on:
Even winning is expensive. Blitz beat one lawsuit in Texas, Marketplace reports, but the fight still cost the company about $2.5 million.H/T: Protein Wisdom (via comments)