Fire and emergency service leaders are reminded that the 2017 recall of Kidde extinguishers is still in effect. This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.
The hazard according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission is:
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017, including some models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and in February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated.
For more information, read the reminder notice from Kidde and the safety recall poster.
Steven Ilchishin is the Content & Communications Manager at the IAFC.