North Carolina-based Kidde recalls nearly 38 million fire extinguishers

MEBANE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Kidde recalled 37.8 million fire extinguishers that may not work because of a faulty handle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

One person has died because of this risk, officials said.

Kidde said the extinguishers, which have plastic handles, can get clogged and may not work in an emergency.

Kidde is based in Mebane.

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

There's also concern over the nozzle detaching with so much force that it could injure someone.

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