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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Detachment: One Death Reported
Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
Hazard: The fire extinguishers 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.
Remedy: Replace
Recall date: November 2, 2017
Recall number:18-022
 

Fire extinguisher maker Kidde recalled 40.5 million fire extinguishers Wednesday, a recall that covers 134 models manufactured over 44 years including models involved in two previous recalls.   This comes three years after a car fire that turned fatal after a Kidde fire extinguisher failed to work.

The problem with the fire extinguishers, as stated in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice, is “The fire extinguishers 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.”
Follow the link to view this recall: 

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and


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