37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled; one death reported

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In 2014 it was reported that emergency responders were unable to get a recalled Kidde fire extinguisher to work during a auto fire following a crash, resulting in one death.

Kidde is recalling fire extinguishers with plastic handles after it was discovered the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge, and can fail to activate during an emergency. The company issued a recall of millions of extinguishers as they may not work in an emergency.

The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the USA and Canada made from 1973 to 15 August 2017. The recall involves 134 models made between 1973 and August of this year.

Extinguishers have been sold at several stores including The Home Deport, Walmart and Amazon.

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There have been 391 reports of failed activation, including one report of a fatality, 16 injuries including smoke inhalation and burns, as well as 91 reports of property damage.

No proof of purchase is required, but consumers will need to supply serial numbers and other identifying information. Date codes for models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 or visit the Kidde website, where you can fill out a form to get a new unit.

"You're better off to have no fire extinguisher than a defective fire extinguisher", former California chief fire marshal James McMullen told CBS News. It covers almost 40 million Kidde extinguishers.

Canada has experienced a record-breaking wildfire season this year, and now it seems even having a fire extinguisher handy may not be enough for residents living in wildfire-prone areas. No injuries had resulted from those malfunctions at the time of the recalls.

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