Kidde recalls 37 million fire extinguishers
Visit the U.S. government website to see if any extinguishers in your buildings were included.
On November 2, 2017, Kidde, the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, announced a recall of over 37 million fire extinguishers.
Depending on your business, you may have fire extinguishers available for office floors, warehouse areas, kitchens or any other space with employees or customers. When a small fire can be put out quickly with an extinguisher, you want to be sure it can be safely operated before it escalates into a more damaging event.
The two types of extinguishers involved in this recall have either a plastic handle or push-button Pindicator. The faulty handles were found to become clogged or require excessive force making them difficult to operate.
There are 134 models with these recalled features that were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. Please visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission site to find out if any of the extinguishers you own have been recalled. If so, Kidde asks that you contact them for a free replacement and instructions on how to return the recalled unit.
Learn more about managing risk to your business
The expertise of the Nationwide Loss Control Services team provides a competitive advantage and added value to the businesses we insure. We offer industry advice and consultation through a wealth of resources, including:
- Virtual consultations with LCS specialists by phone or video
- Technical bulletins on a wide range of safety and risk management topics
- Hundreds of training videos from the Safety Source library
- A variety of loss control-related webinars held throughout the year
Not a Nationwide member? Contact an agent and get a quote today.
Questions? Contact Nationwide Loss Control Services at 1-866-808-2101 or LCS@Nationwide.com.