40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled: How to check if yours is on the list

Kidde fire extinguisher diagram showing location of model number and manufacturing date

40 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold as far back as 1973 have been recalled. There are several models, all of which have a plastic handle.

These fire extinguishers were sold in many stores, as well as online. They were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats.

How to find out if your fire extinguisher is included in the recall

“If you have a nonrechargeable fire extinguisher in your home 12 years older than the date of manufacture, you should also replace it. That’s because the fire retardant chemicals lose effectiveness over time.” 
Don Huber, director of product safety for Consumer Reports