Nov. 2, 2017 — The federal authorities has recalled greater than 37.eight million Kidde fireplace extinguishers with plastic handles. One loss of life has been reported.
The Shopper Product Security Fee says the extinguishers can get clogged or want an excessive amount of pressure for use and might fail to work in a fireplace emergency. Additionally, the nozzle can come off with sufficient pressure to pose an affect hazard.
The recall entails two types of Kidde fireplace extinguishers: plastic-handle fireplace extinguishers and push-button Pindicator extinguishers.
The fireplace extinguishers are bought at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Dwelling Depot, Walmart, and different shops nationwide, and on-line at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com, and different websites for $12 to $50, and for about $200 for mannequin XL 5MR. They have been additionally bought with industrial vehicles, leisure automobiles, private watercraft, and boats.
The recall contains fashions that have been recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.
The fee says an individual died after a 2014 automobile fireplace when emergency responders couldn’t get Kidde extinguishers to work. There have been 391 studies of extinguishers failing or not working correctly, the fee says, which led to about 16 accidents, together with smoke inhalation and minor burns, and 91 studies of property harm.
Click on right here for a whole listing of recalled fireplace extinguishers: https://www.cpsc.gov/Remembers/2018/Kidde-Remembers-Fireplace-Extinguishers-with-Plastic%20Handles-Due-to-Failure-to-Discharge-and-Nozzle-Detachment-One-Dying-Reported
The mannequin quantity is printed on the fireplace extinguisher label. For items produced in 2007 and past, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit code printed on the facet of the cylinder, close to the underside. Digits 5 by means of 9 signify the day and 12 months of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled fashions constituted of Jan. 2, 2012, by means of Aug. 15, 2017, are 00212 by means of 22717. For items produced earlier than 2007, a date code is just not printed on the fireplace extinguisher.
Customers ought to instantly contact Kidde to request a free substitute and for directions on returning the recalled unit.
Recall data for fireplace extinguishers utilized in RVs and different automobiles could be discovered at www.NHTSA.gov.
For some other questions, name Kidde’s toll-free quantity at 855-271-0773 from eight:30 a.m. to five p.m. ET Monday by means of Friday, 9 a.m. to three p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or log on at www.kidde.com and click on on “Product Security Recall Discover.”