Agency recalls fire extinguisher

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, September 1, 2005

MEBANE, N.C.--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall for Kidde's 10-pound industrial dry chemical fire extinguisher in July.
The commission found that the product's black plastic nylon valve assembly degrades over time, which may cause the valve to separate from the cylinder. The company manufactured approximately 100,000 extinguishers from 1991 to 2000 and said there remains about half of that in the marketplace.
Kidde said anyone in possession of the extinguisher should not perform routine service and should contact the company to have the product replaced. Information has been posted at the company's web site at