Fire detection and suppression equipment maker and distributor Kidde has announced a voluntary safety recall of 4.6 million of its disposable fire extinguishers after receiving 11 reports of a failure to discharge during fire emergencies, the Associated Press reported on February 12.
The affected units are installed with Zytel black plastic valves that might cause the equipment not to discharge when the lever is pressed repeatedly during an emergency. 31 models are affected by the recall, all of which were sold between August 2013 and November 2014 online and at different retail stores nationwide.
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