Kidde recalls almost 5 million disposable fire extinguishers

Kidde has announced a nationwide recall of almost 5 million disposable fire extinguishers that may fail to discharge when used in a fire emergency, according to a report by the Associated Press on February 12.

4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers with a faulty plastic valve component are being recalled after the company received 11 reports wherein the units failed to discharge after pressing and releasing the lever many times during an emergency. The defective units are red, silver, or white, and are rated with either ABC or BC (find this next to the nameplate). Thirty-one fire extinguisher models are affected by the recall and were sold from August 2013 to November 2014 online and at different stores, such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Menards.

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