37 million fire extinguishers may not work - Kidde issues recall

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There have been almost 400 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the case of the fatality, about 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and roughly 91 reports of property damage.

Chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission Ann Marie Buerkle said, "The new extinguisher will have a metal handle on it, and all of those problems - our scientists, and our staff believe have been addressed in this new design".

The nozzle can also detach with enough force to be unsafe.

Roughly 37.8 million potentially defective extinguishers are now in circulation across the country, according to the recall notice. It also includes eight push-button models manufactured between 1995 and September 22, 2017. About 2.7 million of the extinguishers were also sold in Canada.

The recall includes 142 models with plastic handles and push button "pindicators" that can clog, resulting in a failure to discharge.




A recall of two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers was issued on Thursday. They were sold at every kind of store, from 20th century brick-and-mortar stalwarts such as Montgomery Ward and Sears to big boxes such as Walmart and The Home Depot to online retailers such as Amazon.com and ShopKidde.com.

The fire extinguishers that are being recalled were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017 and were sold in red, white and silver and are either ABC - or BC - rated. Or you can call the company at (855) 271-0773. No proof of purchase is required, however, a model number, year of manufacture, and the unit's date code and serial number must be provided.

A statement from Kidde reads in part: "customer safety is our first priority".

Kidde will replace the fire extinguisher.

Ann Marie Buerkle leads the agency ordering the recall.

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