Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers

After 391 reports of failure, and 1 death, Kidde has recalled 37.8 million fire extinguishers.

The recall covers 135 models of push button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973 through August 15, 2017.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall due to the fact that they could clog or fail during an emergency.

Kidde says it is aware of one death from a 2014 car fire, 16 injuries and 91 reports of property damage related to the recall.  Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.

Consumers can reach Kidde toll free at 855-271-0773 or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

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