More than 37 million fire extinguishers recalled

Millions of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled because of faulty handles.
2:27 | 11/02/17

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about fire extinguishers and David Kerley has details. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. This is one of the biggest recalls ever by the consumer product safety commission and involves these extinguishers with the plastic nozzle. Nozzle can break off or sometimes it it can actually clog and you won't get enough material out so working properly and sometimes won't work at all. This is from under my kitchen sink one of the recalled and sey it actually works. This one does but not all of them do. Fires on our cooktops in our kitchens. Car fires on the road. Reasons millions of Americans buy fire extinguishers. This morning, 38 million of those extinguishers with plastic nozzles made by kidde are under recall. What's wrong with these fire extinguishers. This one has a push button and this has a plastic handle. Either can have a problem. And it may get clogged or may not deploy. Reporter: Meaning own some or none of 9 contents is sprayed on your fire. That could be one of the problem, yes. I'll try this with a little bit of push and could clog. Reporter: The consumer product safety commision points to the death of 22-year-old Brendan roscoe traveling down this Pennsylvania road in August of 2014. He crashed into a tree and the car started to burn. Police arriving minutes later tried to use two of the recled extinguishers but they didn't work. On a large recall kidde tells us in a statement, it identified a product safety issue, worked to voluntarily initiate a recall and replace them as quickly as possible offering a replacement for all 38 million extinguishers. Consumers only need to call in and those replacements with a metal nozzle and hams will be mailed out. The same size, everything. Metal nozzle. There is a long list but most have this plastic device. The new one they'll get will have that metal handle. Reporter: This is it. The medal handle. Cpsc says they're confident they'll work. It's simple to find out if you're on the list at the kidde site as well and they say these are going to work. Just call in, get yourself a new one. They'll send it to you with a label to send back your recalled one, guys. Got to go check. Thanks very much. Good information there. Good information.

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