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State Fire Marshal Warns Illinoisans of Recall Notice for Kidde Fire Extinguishers

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today warns of an important recall notice for Kidde brand fire extinguishers. The company announced a recall of fire extinguishers with a plastic handle due to a failure to properly activate during a fire emergency.

The recall affects 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: extinguishers with plastic handles and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Affected consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement fire extinguisher. Contact Kidde toll-free at (855) 271-0773 or go to www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for additional information.

For a full list of affected Kidde fire extinguisher models, please click here.

 

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