Millions of Kidde Fire Extinguishers Affected by Recall
If you have a fire extinguisher in your house made by Kidde, you may want to take a minute and see if it's affected by a new recall.
The recall concerns two styles of the popular extinguishers, the company says, "certain plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers...can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge."
The company has published a guide to help you identify if your fire extinguisher is impacted by the recall, you can see that guide here. They also released a helpful video, you can watch that below.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that one person has died because of the faulty extinguishers. They say that there are 37.8 million in the U.S. and millions more in Canada and Mexico. They recommend that "consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency."