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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers Due To Failure To Operate

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Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC,) announced a recall to replace certain XL Fire Extinguisher units because they may lose pressure faster than others and fail to operate in the event of a fire, therefore posing risk to the consumer and property.

To date, the company has not received any reports of injury associated with the recalled fire extinguishers.

The recall includes Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers: FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008.

The CPSC recommends consumers inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde as soon as possible to receive a free replacement extinguisher.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kidde directly at (888) 345-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site.