A company that makes a popular line of fire extinguishers for homes, businesses and vehicles is recalling more than four-million of the devices as they may not work when they’re needed the most.
Jason Whalen, fire administrator for the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, says 31 different models of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled due to safety concerns.
“Most of the extinguishers are either red, white or silver and they’re the ABC or BC-rated type extinguishers,” Whalen says. “You can go online to www.kidde.com and look up the model numbers. All of the details are right there. Just click on the safety notice. It’ll give you the list of all the models, or you can call Kidde toll free.”
The company’s toll free number is (855) 283-7991.
Many of the fire extinguishers were purchased at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home, and hardware stores. There are no injuries reported involving any of the models.
Whalen says anyone who has a fire extinguisher should periodically check to see it’s capable of functioning properly if needed. If you have more questions, check with your local experts.
“Inspect your extinguishers at least once a month,” Whalen says. “If they have questions, contact us at the fire department and we’ll go over the information with them.”
The recall is on Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014 and sold between August of 2013 and November of 2014.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney