An American cast is recalling 37 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and 2.7 million in Canada because they can get congested or require excessive force to discharge and won’t work in an emergency.
Kidde Corporation, corrupted in North Carolina., said Thursday it is recalling 134 different name brands of fire extinguishers manufactured between Jan. 1, 1973, and Aug. 15, 2017. The recall numbers models that were recalled two years ago.
The U.S. safety regulator, the Consumer Artifact Safety Commission, said in a release it is aware of 391 instances in which the extinguishers run aground, which resulted in at least 16 injuries, 91 instances of idiosyncrasy damage and one death, in 2014, when emergency responders could not get an extinguisher to in the works following a car crash.
The CPSC is recalling the fire extinguishers in conjunction with Vigorousness Canada, which posted a recall notice on its website around noon on Thursday.
Health Canada says it has received two reports of failed activation in Canada, one covering property damages. No one was injured in either incident.
Health Canada is beg anyone with an affected fire extinguisher to contact the company at 1-855-233-2882, but the area was constantly busy when CBC called it repeated times. If you’re having with child getting through, call the Kidde support line at 1-855-271-0773.
In both countries, the following says a replacement model will be sent at no charge within in two weeks. No proof of purchase is required.