Death prompts huge recall of fire extinguishers - CBS46 News

Death prompts huge recall of fire extinguishers

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Source: U.S. CPSC Source: U.S. CPSC

Nearly 37 million fire extinguishers made by Kidde Safety are under a recall after it was determined that they could fail to activate during a fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the extinguishers can become clogged or requite excessive force to discharge and fail to activate.

The recall covers extinguishers with plastic handles. The nozzle may also detach if too much force is used to activate it. One death is being blamed on the faulty extinguishers.

The USPSC issued the recall on November 2 and involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.

The products under the recall are listed below:

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