February 22, 2018

40M fire extinguishers recalled due to potential failure

03 November 2017, 12:11 | Rufus Hill

Nearly 38 million fire extinguishers made in NC recalled Kidde extinguisher recall

Nearly 38 million fire extinguishers made in NC recalled	 	 	 			Kidde extinguisher recall

There has been at least one death as a result of the faulty fire safety tools: first responders "could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work" in a 2014 vehicle fire, according to a news release.

Kidde is recalling fire extinguishers with plastic handles after it was discovered the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge, and can fail to activate during an emergency.

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. They were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017.

In addition to the extinguishers not working, the nozzle can come off with enough force to kill you.

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

The push-button pindicator fire extinguishers were sold in red and white, and with a red or black nozzle, primarily for kitchen and personal watercraft applications.

The CPSC says one person has died while trying to fight a fire with a faulty Kidde extinguisher.

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

No proof of purchase is required, but consumers will need to supply serial numbers and other identifying information.

"You're better off to have no fire extinguisher than a defective fire extinguisher", former California chief fire marshal James McMullen told CBS News.

Kidde, based in Mebane, NC, is offering replacements, not refunds.

There have been nearly 400 reports of malfunctions, including 16 injuries and a death.

Canadian customers also are affected.

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