37.8 million fire extinguishers recalled after care fire death

37.8 million fire extinguishers recalled after care fire death

37.8 million fire extinguishers recalled after care fire death

In addition, Kidde admits in the recall notice, "There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage".

More than 40 million fire extinguishers - some on the market for more than four decades - are being recalled in the United States and Canada because they may not work in an emergency.

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

If you've never taken a close look at your fire extinguisher, now would be a good time to check it.

Kidde, based in Mebane, North Carolina, says it has worked closely with the government to start the recall and make sure the extinguishers are replaced with different models as quickly as possible. It includes extinguishers that had been previously recalled as well. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label.

Extinguishers have been sold at several stores including The Home Deport, Walmart and Amazon.

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In 2014, emergency personnel responded to a vehicle fire following a crash and could not get their fire extinguishers to work, resulting in a death.

The recalled extinguishers date back decades and some models have been recalled before for other issues.

The massive recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. Or you can call the company at (855) 271-0773.

If Kidde determines that you have an affected model, the company says it will send you a replacement within 10 to 15 business days.

Consumers can also visit www.kidde.com and click on product safety for more information.

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