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Kidde recalls almost 5 million defective disposable fire extinguishers

Posted on February 19, 2015 11:39 am under Product Liability

Fire detection and suppression equipment manufacturer Kidde announced a consumer level recall of 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers after learning that the units may fail to discharge, which may possibly cause injuries, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on February 12.

Almost 4.6 million units in the country are affected by the recall. The recalled disposable fire extinguishers are equipped with a defective valve component which may cause the product to not fully discharge when the lever is pressed repeatedly. The affected models were manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014, and were sold at Menards, Home Depot, and other retail stores across the country from August 2013 to November 2014.

Although no reports of injury have been associated with the recalled products, the company already received 11 reports of failure to discharge.

People depend on fire safety equipment to work during emergency situations. When improperly designed and manufactured, however, they may cause injuries and even cost lives. If you are considering taking legal action after being hurt due to a defective safety device in Milwaukee, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.