Because of 391 reports of failed or limited activation, 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers are recalled in the United States, a U.S. consumer safety agency said. They failed to work and caused one death in 2014.
The fire extinguishers could become clogged or currently need excessive force to discharge, and as a result, can fail to activate during an emergency.
The recall includes 134 models of Kidde plastic handle fire extinguishers made between 1973 and August 2017, including models that were previously recalled in 2009 and 2015.
Eight models of Kidde’s push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers made between 1995 and September 2017 are also being recalled.
What can you do if you live in the UK and bought a Kidde fire extinguishers?
Chuck them and get yourself Tectro fire extinguishers.
These fire extinguishers are the best in the world.
Without a doubt Kidde fire extinguishers will be recalled in the UK as well.
Tectro fire extinguishers can be checked so much easier than others.