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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 6, 2017

For more information contact:
Samantha Hillson at 607-274-6600

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

(Ithaca, N.Y., November 6, 2017) — On November 2, 2017, Kidde recalled approximately 40 million fire extinguishers nationwide. The recall includes fire extinguishers manufactured from 1973 until 2017. The fire extinguishers have been recalled due to failure to discharge. and there have been multiple accounts of fire extinguishers not working during emergencies. The recalled fire extinguishers may become clogged or fail to activate when needed to put out a fire. If you have a Kidde fire extinguisher with a plastic handle it is possible that it has been recalled.

Participants of the Healthy Neighborhoods Program in Tompkins County may have received one of these recalled fire extinguishers during a home visit. It is important to check your fire extinguisher and to call Kidde if you believe you have a recalled model. The Healthy Neighborhoods Program distributes about 300 fire extinguishers per year.

To determine if your fire extinguisher has been recalled, call Kidde directly at their toll-free number 855-271-0773 or online at www.kidde.com and click “Product Safety Recall.” If your fire extinguisher has been recalled, Kidde will provide you with a free replacement and provide instructions on what to do with your recalled fire extinguisher.

More information on the recall can also be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website’s Kidde Recall page. For questions about the Healthy Neighborhoods Program, please call 607-274-6688.
 

For more information about the Health Department go to TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health. And, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth.

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