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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Post Date:11/06/2017 4:43 PM
Kidde has issued a recall of nearly 38 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The recall encompasses 134 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers made between Jan. 1, 1973 and Aug. 15, 2017.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the devices may become clogged, causing them to fail during a fire. Additionally, nozzles on the devices may detach with a force to strike and harm a person.

Consumers should contact Kidde directly to request a free replacement device and for instructions on how to return recalled units. The company can be reached toll-free at (855) 271-0773 between 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (EST) Monday-Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (EST) on Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at under “Product Safety Recall.”

Residents are also welcome to call the Westerville Division of Fire with any questions at (614) 901-6600. While checking in-home fire extinguishers, residents should also check their smoke detectors. Smoke detectors more than 10 years old should be replaced. WFD has partnered with the American Red Cross to offer free smoke detectors with free installation for Westerville and Blendon Township families. If you need a smoke detector, call (614) 901-6600 and a member of the WFD Fire Prevention Bureau will visit your home with smoke detectors to install, free of charge.  
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