Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles
This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. 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.
The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.
Call Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com
and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
A list of models can be found on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website