Kidde, the well-known manufacturer of fire safety products, has announced a recall of over 40 million fire extinguishers. According to Kidde’s recall page, 134 models of plastic handle extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017, as well as eight models of push-button Pindicator extinguishers made between 1995 and 2017, are the devices in question. It has been claimed that the units may become clogged and/or “require excessive force to discharge” during a fire emergency. Over 300 cases of malfunction have been reported, many being injury-causing or fatal.
To find out if your Kidde extinguisher is on the recall list, visit CSPC’s website for the full list of model numbers, dates and codes of recalled Kidde units. If your model is on the list, contact Kidde immediately for a free replacement, regardless of how old it is. All new models feature a metal handle to ensure similar problems won’t arise.
Broken, malfunction, or misuse of fire extinguishers account for a large number of personal injury cases. If you or someone you know is injured and in need of an attorney, contact Leonard Sciolla and ask to speak with any one of our personal injury attorneys who will seek the maximum damages to which you are entitled.