CPSC announces major recall involving Kidde Safety fire extinguishers

Posted at 5:39 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 08:39:23-04

A major recall of fire extinguishers that may not work during a fire due to a technical flaw was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC says 37 million extinguishers produced by Kidde Safety "can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard."

According to the CPSC, the recall applies to Kidde Safety extinguishers with plastic handles.

One death has been linked to the flawed fire extinguishers, the CPSC said.

The CPSC recall "involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015."

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