Brooke Buchanan, a spokesman for Walmart, responds in a video statement to questions raised by an NBC News investigation of red plastic gas cans. There have been at least 80 lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals severely burned after alleged explosions of gas vapor mixtures inside plastic gas cans. Walmart said it has been named as a defendant in 24 of those lawsuits because it was the seller of the cans involved.
Millions of Americans use plastic gas cans to fill lawnmowers, generators and snowblowers. The U.S. government reports nearly a dozen deaths and 1,200 injuries due to gas can explosions over the past 15 years. NBC's Lisa Myers investigates the potential hazard.