37-million fire extinguishers being recalled — RECALL ALERT

37-million fire extinguishers being recalled — RECALL ALERT

37-million fire extinguishers being recalled — RECALL ALERT

Roughly 37.8 million potentially defective extinguishers are now in circulation across the country, according to the recall notice.

Almost 40 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recall includes 142 models with plastic handles and push button "pindicators" that can clog, resulting in a failure to discharge. A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man named Brendan Rosko died in 2014 as a result of two Kidde fire extinguishers failing in the victim's 2014 vehicle crash, according to ABC News.

Emergency crews couldn't get the extinguisher to work. In addition, the CPSC says the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Check your pantry, under the sink, in the garage, or anywhere you have stored a fire extinguisher after one company has recalled more than 37 million devices.

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Note: This recall includes fire extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. At least 391 incidents of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment have been reported. The products were sold at many stores, including The Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon.com and others.

The plastic handle fire extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated.

The recall involves 134 models made between 1973 and August of this year.

Kidde will replace defective extinguishers for free. The list of recalled models is available on the company's website, as well as the website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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