Kidde Recalls Defective Fire Extinguishers
Kidde has recalled about 167,000 defective fire extinguishers, which company officials say, could lose pressure and fail to operate in the event of a fire. According to the Consumer watchdog Web site, Consumeraffairs.com, this defective product recall involves the Kidde XL fire extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3. These defective products were reportedly manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008.The brand name “Kidde” and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. These products, made in Mexico, were sold at department, home and hardware stores nationwide for about $35.
Consumers are first asked to check the pressure gauge of the Kidde fire extinguisher they own. If it points to the red zone, they can contact Kidde and receive a free replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone, and the fire extinguisher is one of the recalled models, please contact Kidde at 1-888-345-4407 or visit their Web site at www.Kidde.com for more information.