Health Canada says the fire extinguisher can become clogged or require excessive force to operate and may fail during a fire. 38 million of those extinguishers with plastic nozzles, made by Kidde, are under recall today.
On November 2, Kidde announced a recall on their fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to failure to discharge and nozzle detachment.
Kidde says it has received a report of a death in the USA involving a auto fire and some 390 other reports of malfunctions involving extinguishers in the US that led to 16 injuries. Reports show emergency responders were not able to get the fire extinguisher to function.
Several models of fire extinguishers produced between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017, including models listed in previous recalls, are covered in this one. Also, there were about 91 reports of property damage linked to the problem.
Customers with the recalled fire extinguishers should contact Kidde to request a free replacement extinguisher. One of her extinguishers is a recalled model of Kidde which she says she'll probably discard. Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at www.kidde.com.
The recalled extinguishers are red, white and silver and are either ABC or BC rated. They can be found on the shelves of Walmart, Home Depot and can even be purchased online on Amazon.
The fire extinguishers were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats.