Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers
It's not a new recall, but it's still active and worth sharing; Kidde - one of the worlds leading manufacturer of fire safety products - is recalling two of it's fire extinguisher models. The concern is over nozzle clogging and detachment. The original recall notice came out in November 2017 - but concern is that some of these models may still be on store shelves and more importantly - a large number could still be in use in homes.
According to information from Kidde:
The replacement program was initiated because certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. The product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers.
The two models can be identified by their plastic handles and push button "pindicators".
One of the styles involved in the recall looks like this:
Another style that's involved in the recall looks like this:
Kidde fire extinguishers that are not involved in the recall look like this: