Portable fire extinguishers are often kept on hand to help keep a fire from blazing out of control which can reduce injuries, property loss and business interruption. However, a portable fire extinguisher that is not properly maintained only increases risks. Portable fire extinguishes within the business and fleets should be serviced yearly by a licensed professional. Along with serving, consider subscribing to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recall Emails in the event of a recall such as the most recent recall on the Kidde Fire Extinguisher.
Originally posted on the CPSC
Name of Product:
Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard
November 2, 2017
About 27.8 million (in addition, 2.7 million in Canada and 6,730 in Mexico)
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at http://www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.