Portable marine fuel tanks exempted from regulation - Trade Only Today

Portable marine fuel tanks exempted from regulation

Author:
Publish date:

Portable marine fuel tanks received an exemption from a regulation that would have required child-proof safety caps.

The regulation from the Consumer Product Safety Commission was designed for portable fuel containers used for outdoor power equipment, not portable marine fuel tanks, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. NMMA lobbied for the exemption, arguing that outboard manufacturers would have to redesign fuel tanks to comply.

Click here for more on the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.

For information, contact Cindy Squires at (202) 737-9776 or e-mail csquires@nmma.org.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.