Published: Fri, November 03, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC

Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC

Nozzles can also pop off "with enough force to become "a risky projectile", according to CBS News".

They are in millions of homes as a precaution and serve as extinguishers ready to tackle small household fires.

The recalled extinguishers were sold at Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon.

One death has been reported in connection with the faulty fire extinguishers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert regarding the fire safety manufacturers fire extinguishers, which can clog and fail to deploy, according to the agency. They were manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017.

A 2014 death from a vehicle fire has been blamed on a defective fire extinguisher. In 2014, extinguishers didn't work for emergency responders who were trying to fight a auto fire after a crash. Customers can also reach Kidde online. All but about 3 million of the 40.5 million recalled extinguishers were made in the United States. Sixteen of those incidents resulted in injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation, the CPSC said.

Kidde extinguishers are manufactured in Mebane, North Carolina. The new extinguishers contain metal parts instead of plastic. The company also said it is working with the CPSC and other authorities to "ensure that affected fire extinguishers are replaced with different models as quickly as possible".

For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.

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