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.
“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.”