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Kidde recalls 4.6M disposable plastic fire extinguishers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A faulty valve can cause Kidde disposable fire extinguishers to fail when the lever is repeatedly pressed, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

Consumers can contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher for free at 855-283-7991. Kidde requests that consumers have the model number, which can be found to the right of the name plate on the canister.

Units were sold at The Home Depot, Menards, Wal-Mart and other stores nationwide. The recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with a black plastic valves that are red, white or silver.

Owners of the recalled extinguishers are encouraged to take the faulty extinguishers to their local fire departments for disposal.

For more information and model numbers included in the recall, click here.