More than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers have been recalled.
This is important information for boaters who count on their Fire Extinguishers to work if they ever need them.
The American Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website shows you how to identify the recalled Fire Extinguishers sold between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017.
According to the CPSC website, consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.
This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.
Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.
The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated.
The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.
Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717.
Go to the CPSC website for more information and a list of models.