Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC

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Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC

Some commercial trucks, RVs and boats came with the fire extinguishers also.

Extinguishers have been sold at several stores including The Home Deport, Walmart and Amazon.

- One death and 16 injuries reported - all because of the problem with "kidde" fire extinguishers.

The recall includes fire extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. They were manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017.

Consumers are being asked to check the model number, serial number and date code printed on the fire extinguisher label.

In 2014, the family of Brendan Rosko filed a lawsuit against Kidde over a auto crash that saw a device malfunction by emergency personnel. The company says about 2.7 million units are being recalled there. If that happens, the extinguishers might not work during an emergency. You can also go to www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Sixteen of those incidents resulted in injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation, the CPSC said. You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 or visit the Kidde website, where you can fill out a form to get a new unit. The new extinguishers contain metal parts instead of plastic. About 38 million fire extinguishers are being recalled.

In response to the recall, Kidde said in a statement that "customer safety is our first priority" and that it working with authorities to "ensure that affected fire extinguishers are replaced as quickly as possible".

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