40M Kidde fire extinguishers recalled due to potential activation failure

40M Kidde fire extinguishers recalled due to potential activation failure

40M Kidde fire extinguishers recalled due to potential activation failure

- A company is recalling almost 40 million fire extinguishers due to a unsafe malfunction that have led to at least one death according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the plastic handles and the push buttons of these can get clogged. "In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard", the announcement said.

This makes the extinguisher fail to operate and can potentially cause injury or even death if you're relying on a malfunctioning one to put out a fire.

McMullen says Kidde's huge market share makes the recall worrisome.

This includes models previously recalled in 2009 and 2015. Canada is also recalling nearly 3 million additional extinguishers.

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The extinguishers are sold online and at The Home Depot, Walmart, Sears and other stores.

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. His family received a settlement from Kidde. These have plastic handles or were the push-button Pindicator models. Sixteen of those incidents resulted in injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation, the CPSC said.

The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the USA and Canada made from 1973 through to 15 August of this year.

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.

Kidde will replace the devices with new extinguishers made with metal parts.

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