The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a massive fire extinguisher recall that spans over 40 years and covers more than 120 models of fire extinguishers.
According to the CPSC, it involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push button fire extinguishers. They may fail to discharge and the nozzle may detach. The 134 models were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, and includes models that have been previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.
They were sold in red, white and silver and are either ABC- or BC-rated.
According to the CPSC, there has been one death reported due to the recall. In 2014 emergency responders could not get the fire extinguishers to work during a car fire. There have also been 391 reports of failed or limited activation nozzle detachment, 16 injuries and 91 reports of property damage.
They were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores across the country, and at Amazon.com.
Consumers should contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher. Click on the link below to find out about all recalled extinguishers, or you may call the Fire Department at 445-5380.