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More than 40 million defective fire extinguishers recalled

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More than 40 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled for a potential defect.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Kidde extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge, and in some instances can fail to activate during a fire. The nozzle can also detach with enough force to pose a danger. 

One death related to the defect was reported in 2014 after a Kidde extinguisher failed to work during a car fire following a crash.

The recall involves 134 models of Kidde extinguishers made between Jan. 1, 1983 and Aug. 15, 2017. The extinguishers are red, white and silver, and are either ABC or BC-rated. 

For a full list of recalled models, click here

Call Kidde at 855-271-0773 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement .

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