Fire Safety Product Recalled

Fire ExtinguisherYour BBB® would like to inform you about an important safety recall that has just been announced. Kidde is recalling over 4 million disposable fire extinguishers with a “black plastic Zytel® nylon valve.” The extinguishers are either white or red in color and are either ABC or BC rated. The 31 models potentially affected were manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014.

It is being reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that these extinguishers may have a faulty valve component that can cause the extinguisher “not to discharge when the lever is repeatedly depressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.”

The affected models were sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other similar stores nationwide. To find out if you have one of the affected models, visit the full recall announcement on the CPSC’s website here. If you have an affected model, contact Kidde for a replacement.

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