Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C., has announced a voluntary recall of certain approximately 167,000 Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers.

The recalled extinguishers' pressurized cyclinders could lose pressure and fail to operate. In the event of a fire, this failure could put a consumer and property at risk.

The affected fire extinguishers have model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, and E-340-3, and havemanufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008.

"Kidde" and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher. No incidents of injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde to receive a free replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone, but consumers have questions about an extinguisher within the listed model numbers, contact Kidde at (888) 345-4407 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit www.Kidde.com.

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