Kidde Recalls Popular Fire Extinguishers

A division of United Technologies based in Farmington, Conn., Kidde has recalled plastic-handle and plastic-push-button fire extinguishers, which for years have been popular on powerboats. The United Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall notice for the devices yesterday.


Kidde's large scale produce recall plastic-handle (above) and plastic-push-button extinguishers.

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FB Marine Group Promoting ‘Wear Your PFD To Work’ Day


If you live close to where you work, it's not too late to run home and grab your favorite jacket. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

In hopes of seeing folks decked out in personal floating devices while on the job today, Randy and Kim Sweers and the rest of the team at South Florida-based FB Marine Group are joining the National Safe Boating Campaign in promoting its “Wear A Life Jacket To Work Day.” The annual day encouraging boat enthusiasts to don PFDs is a traditional precursor to National Safe Boating week, which kicks off next Monday.

According to a press release from the organization included in an FB Marine Group email blast sent this morning, “The Annual Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is a fun, educational way to raise awareness of different life jacket styles as well as their comfort and versatility.”

As part of today’s program, the National Safe Boating Campaign is encouraging PFD-wearing participants to post photos of themselves to the Read, Set, Wear It Facebook page. Photos can also be sent via Twitter using the #RSWI2017 hash tag.