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Thousands of fire extinguishers recalled

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38 million fire extinguishers made by Kidde are being recalled Friday because they could potentially fail in an emergency situation. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the problem lies with the plastic handle on 134 Kidde fire extinguisher models, that can lead to the nozzle clogging while in use or detaching entirely. 

There have been 16 reported cases of people being burned or inhaling smoke while trying to use the extinguishers. In Pennsylvania, a man died in a car fire after an extinguisher failed to work. 

Kidde is offering to replace all recalled extinguishers at no cost, proof of purchase is also not required. 

The company is now making new models with metal handles and believe the problems will be addressed with the new design. 

You can check to see if you have a recalled extinguisher and get information by going to the CSPC website, the Kidde website or calling 855-271-0773.

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