11.16.17 Fire Extinguisher Alert

Alert: Kiddie Fire Extinguisher Recall

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     More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. Please ensure all office, home and project location fire extinguishers are inspected for the models detailed at the web address below.

     One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to the notice Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

     The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973 through Aug. 15 of this year. It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015, the commission said Thursday.

     The models of those extinguishers that have been recalled can be found here:

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

     If you do have an affected model you can contact Kidde for a free replacement.

Kiddes Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.