"Kiddie" fire extinguisher recalled after one death and 16 injuries

"Kiddie" fire extinguisher recalled after one death and 16 injuries

The incidents include one fatality, approximately 16 injuries such as smoke inhalation or minor burns and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

At least one death has been blamed on the faulty extinguishers.

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Also included in this recall are the 4.6 million fire extinguishers recalled in 2015 after 11 reports of the devices failing to discharge fully and the 167,000 recalled in 2009 recalled when the pressurized cylinder could lose pressure. The nozzle can also come off during activation.

The federal government is launching a massive fire extinguisher recall, covering almost 38 million Kidde extinguishers.

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The recalled extinguishers were sold at The Home Depot, Sears, Menards, Montgomery Ward, Amazon, ShopKidde.com and other hardware stores and websites nationwide.

Rosko's family later received a settlement from Kidde, according to the company.

The recall applies to some Kidde models manufactured during the last 43 years.

In response to the recall, Kidde said in a statement that "customer safety is our first priority" and that it working with authorities to "ensure that affected fire extinguishers are replaced as quickly as possible". "You can find the model number and serial number on the unit's label".

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CNN the agency is using print and radio ads and social media to spread the word about the recall.

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