CPSC Alert: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall

Source U.S. CPSC

The nozzle can also detach with enough force to pose an injury.

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Extinguishers have been sold at several stores including The Home Deport, Walmart and Amazon. The agency added that the Kidde products with plastic handles can become clogged, requiring "excessive force to discharge" or even "fail to activate" during a fire emergency.

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For more information, including all 134 model numbers, see the full recall report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The federal government is launching a massive fire extinguisher recall.

The CPSC reports there was a death in 2014 involving a auto fire where emergency responders used a Kidde fire extinguisher, but it did not work. Two Kidde fire extinguishers brought in by first responders failed to put out the fire on Rosko's body, leading to the 22-year-old's deth.

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The company is aware of one death in 2014 involving the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers.

Injuries reported as a result of the malfunction include smoke inhalation and minor burns. You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 or visit the Kidde website, where you can fill out a form to get a new unit. Those fire extinguishers have a metal handle and are safe to use.

For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. The company also said it is working with the CPSC and other authorities to "ensure that affected fire extinguishers are replaced with different models as quickly as possible".

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