Please check to see if the fire extinguishers in your home and workplace are made by Kidde. A popular style of Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles were recalled this week because they pose a serious safety risk.
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
Get all the details on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web page, and contact Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.