The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on ‘Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers.’ Please go to for more information and please check your fire extinguishers.

A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. About 4.6 million units were sold in the U.S. and another 175,000 in Canada. Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported. Fire extinguishers that are included in the recall will be replaced.