Massive Nationwide Fire Extinguisher Recall
This isn't good especially since this item being recalled is something that you will use in an emergency. It is according to WILX, that more than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on which have been on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.
Already one death has been linked to problem extinguishers made by Kidde. The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973, yes 1973!, through Aug. 15 of this year. It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015, the commission said Thursday. So pretty much any fire extinguisher in any house should be probably recalled.
According to the government, the extinguishers can become clogged or fail to spray when they have too. Also to make matters worse the nozzle can come off when enough pressure is applied. Owners should contact Kidde to ask for a free replacement and for instructions on how to return recalled models. Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at www.kidde.com .