‘Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline’: US Consumer Product Safety Commission weighs in on gas shortage in Southeast

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‘As many people in the Southeast deal with rising gas prices and with stations running out of fuel in the wake of the cyberattack on a crucial regional pipeline, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a message.

“Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline,” the agency tweeted Tuesday morning.

In a series of tweets, the federal agency reminded people of other safety measures people should take when trying to get fuel as some fear local stations will run out of gas. Reminders included using containers approved to store fuel and following manufacturer instructions for storing and transporting gasoline, as well as not pouring gasoline near any open flames. The agency recognized that desperate times are calling for some desperate measures.