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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.

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

According to the notice, the manufacturer’s recall involves 134 devices manufactured from January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2015. One fatality related to a Kidde extinguisher has been reported.

“The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency,” the notice stated. “In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.”

For information to determine if your Kidde extinguisher model is recalled and how to proceed if it is, visit the manufacturer’s website. The company can also be reached at 855-271-0773.

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