More than 37 million home fire extinguishers recalled

Consumer Safety Tip

November 22, 2017

Kidde, which makes fire safety products, has recalled more than 37 million home-use fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-022, "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."

Find a list of recalled models on the Kidde website.

Please note, this recall does not include the commercial fire extinguishers used at Columbia University Medical Center. Learn about fire safety at the medical center.

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