Fire extinguisher maker Kidde has recalled about 4.6 million disposable extinguishers, saying a faulty plastic valve can prevent them from fully discharging when used.
Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. Though no injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.
Many of the extinguishers were sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014
If you think you have one of the recalled extinguishers you are advised to contact Kidde for a replacement. You can call a toll-free number — 855-283-7991 — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to kidde.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
The official recall site is: www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers
Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna