The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) urges residents and business owners to check their fire extinguishers for recall status. The federal government has issued a recall of millions of portable fire extinguishers manufactured in the U.S. after numerous injuries and a death.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated Kidde fire extinguishers may be a hazard as they can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during an emergency. The nozzle can also detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
The recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. For manufacture dates, please visit this website: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recalled.
“MFD takes these notices very serious, and we want our residents and business owners to know the recalled fire extinguishers may not operate as designed,” said Michael Smith, Fire Marshal. “Each fire extinguisher should be checked.”
Residents who have a Kidde disposable fire extinguisher on the recall list should contact Kidde toll-free at 800-880-6799 or at www.kidde.com.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.