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38 million fire extinguishers recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emergency; the nozzles may become clogged and require excessive force to use. There have been almost 400 reports of problems related to these fire extinguishers and owners are urged to immediately replace these extinguishers for free. Read more. Fire extinguisher inspection is a key element in overall fire safety. ICC offers national certification for portable fire extinguisher technicians who are responsible for performing inspection, testing and maintenance on portable fire extinguishers. Read more.