The canister blew up when I picked it up from being close to the fire. Looks like it broke my little finger and took a bit of skin off my middle finger, but my TRIGGER finger is intact. We really didn't have it that close to the fire and was plenty cool enough to be picked up in my bare hand, but.......don't try it. It's a good thing it was almost empty. It landed about 15 feet from the fire. Wow.