Explosions and ruptures of spray cans Increasing trend during the summer season Attention to handling August 29 at 4:32 a.m.
Accidents such as explosions and ruptures caused by spray cans, such as cooling sprays, antiperspiral sprays, and insect repellent sprays, tend to increase during this period of severe heat, and the Consumer Affairs Agency calls for caution.
On the 19th of this month, a truck waiting for a signal suddenly exploded in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, injuring a driver in his 20s.
The driver said, “After spraying the cooling spray on his body in the car, he set the lighter on fire to smoke,” and police believe the flammable gas contained in the can of the cooling spray caught fire and exploded.
Accidents such as explosions and ruptures caused by sprays such as cooling sprays, sunscreen sprays, antiperspirast sprays, and insect repellent sprays tend to increase during the summer months when the heat becomes severe, according to Consumer Affairs Agency statistics, out of 220 spray can accidents known to have occurred in the five years leading up to the end of March. There were 87 accidents between June and August, nearly 40% of the total.
Among them, the number of cases in August was 32.
For this reason, the Consumer Affairs Agency has called attention to accidents, as sprays containing flammable gases can ignite even small fires, such as mosquito coils, and may burst in places where temperatures rise above 40 degrees, such as in direct sunlight.