37 million fire extinguishers recalled

37 million fire extinguishers recalled

37 million fire extinguishers recalled

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

"If you attack a fire thinking you're going to put it out with a defective fire extinguisher and it doesn't work you put yourself in harm's way", McMullen said.

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

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 37.8 million fire extinguishers might not work during an emergency. These have plastic handles or were the push-button Pindicator models. They were manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017.

Today a massive fire extinguisher recall occurred. "The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency".

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". Canada is also recalling nearly 3 million additional extinguishers. No injuries had resulted from those malfunctions at the time of the recalls.

The extinguishers are manufactured by Kidde in Mebane, North Carolina. Or you can call the company at (855) 271-0773. Those fire extinguishers have a metal handle and are safe to use. No proof of purchase is required, however, a model number, year of manufacture, and the unit's date code and serial number must be provided.

It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015.

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