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Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled: Check The List

Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled: Check The List

Nozzles can also pop off "with enough force to become "a unsafe projectile", according to CBS News".

"If you attack a fire thinking you're going to put it out with a defective fire extinguisher and it doesn't work you put yourself in harm's way", McMullen said.

The products were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers for between $12 and $50 and for about $200 for model XL 5MR.

There have been 391 reports of the extinguishers failing, resulting in at least one death in 2014 that involved a auto fire following a crash, as well as 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled. It also includes eight push-button models manufactured between 1995 and September 22, 2017.

More than 40 million fire extinguishers - some on the market for more than four decades - are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada because they may not work in an emergency.

One incident in 2014 saw extinguishers fail to function as they should for emergency personnel responding to a fiery vehicle wreck.

The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017.

Rosko's family later received a settlement from Kidde, according to the company. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. Sixteen of those incidents resulted in injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation, the CPSC said. Customers should call the company at 855-271-0773, 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. The new extinguishers contain metal parts instead of plastic.

No proof of purchase is required, but consumers will need to supply serial numbers and other identifying information. Fire extinguishers included in these previously announced recalls should also be replaced.

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