Published: Sat, November 04, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Kidde recalls more than 40 million fire extinguishers

Kidde recalls more than 40 million fire extinguishers

A potential danger may loom inside your house after a popular brand of personal fire extinguisher is being recalled.

The recall is for both plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

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Your family's safety isn't something to mess around with, so if you have a Kidde fire extinguisher in your house, check the label ASAP - almost 40 million of them have been recalled.

Full details are on Health Canada's website. Some commercial trucks, RVs and boats came with the fire extinguishers also. In total, there have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

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Owners should contact Kidde to ask for a free replacement and for instructions on how to return recalled models. "I urge all Missourians to check all their fire extinguishers so they can be confident they will work when needed".

According to the local officials, hundreds of the recalled extinguishers are believed to be in Summit County, and a list of the recalled models is available at Kidde.com, along with more information about the massive, nationwide recall. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15 are 00212 through 22717.

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For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.

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