More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

Owners of the recalled fire extinguishers can contact Kidde for a free replacement

(Courtesy: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Reports of property damage, injuries, and even a death has led to the recall of more than 40 million fire extinguishers.

The recall includes more than 100 models of fire extinguishers made by Kidde in the U.S. and Canada from 1973 until August of this year.

The U.S. consumer product safety commission announced the recall on Thursday. They said the extinguishers can clog up and fail to spray, and the nozzle can also fly off at a fast rate, which has resulted in reports of injuries and property damage.

People said they don’t want to find out their extinguishers aren’t working when it’s too late.

“As a truck driver we keep one in our tractor, and it has to be kept up to date, because you know what if the tractor gets on fire?” asked Sabian Colon of Springfield. “It has to be up to date.”

Owners of the recalled fire extinguishers can contact Kidde for a free replacement.

Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at http://www.kidde.com.