Fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors recalled

There have yet been any reports of any injuries

(AP/WWLP) – Two manufactures, Kidde and System Sensor, are recalling products that are meant to protect you from a fire in your home.

Kidde is recalling more than 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic valves may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released. The company has received 11 reports of extinguishers failing to discharge, but no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes 31 models of the extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves. They are red, white or silver, and either ABC or BC rated. Click Here to see the model numbers.

The extinguishers were sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for $18 to $200. They were manufactured in Mexico from July 23, 2013, through October 15, 2014, and imported by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Co. of Mebane, North Carolina.

Consumers can contact Kidde for a replacement at 855-283-7991, or online at www.kidde.com.

Then, System Sensor is recalling about 1,450 i4 Series combination carbon monoxide (CO)/smoke detectors because the detectors can fail to detect carbon monoxide gas in the home, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

This recall involves models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W manufactured between September 3, 2014 and September 13, 2014. The detectors are round, white, and measure about 5.5 inches in diameter. Recalled units have date codes 4091 or 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.

The detectors were sold at security equipment dealers nationwide during September 2014 for about $75. Consumers should immediately contact System Sensor to obtain a free replacement.

Consumers can contact System Sensor at 800-736-7672 or online at www.systemsensor.com, and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

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