Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers

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Fire safety product manufacturer Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million plastic extinguishers.

The U.S. Safety Commission says a faulty valve may prevent the extinguisher from fully discharging when you try to put out a fire. About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada are being recalled.

This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X.

Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported. Consumers are asked to immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.

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