Millions of Fire Extinguishers Recalled After Death Reported

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Some commercial trucks, RVs and boats came with the fire extinguishers also. It covers almost 40 million Kidde extinguishers.

The CPSC reports there was a death in 2014 involving a vehicle fire where emergency responders used a Kidde fire extinguisher, but it did not work.

The company issued the recall over a problem with plastic handles.

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CNN the agency is using print and radio ads and social media to spread the word about the recall.

The company said they can clog or require excessive force to activate. In addition, the CPSC says the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled various makes and models of Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles.

Roughly 37.8 million potentially defective extinguishers are now in circulation across the country, according to the recall notice.

Kidde, based in Mebane, North Carolina, says it has worked closely with the government to start the recall and make sure the extinguishers are replaced with different models as quickly as possible.

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"Get a new fire extinguisher free of charge in your home and have that certainty that it will work", Buerkle said. Units manufactured prior to 2007 do not have a date code printed on the fire extinguisher.

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