The rule of thumb when day light savings time hits is to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries right after you adjust your clocks. This weekend however, you need to add checking your fire extinguisher to the to-do list. Over 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers were recalled yesterday, and it's likely that you have one in your home right now.

According to CNN;

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers Thursday, saying they may malfunction during an emergency.
The faulty extinguishers are equipped with plastic handles and push-buttons and can become clogged. Their nozzles also may detach with enough force "to pose an impact hazard," the CPSC said.
This recall is a serious matter. It covers over 134 plastic-handle Kidde models manufactured between 1973 and August 15, 2017. Some push-button Kidde models manufactured between 1995 and September 2017 are also included in the recall.
Think it's safe to say that if you have a Kidde fire extinguisher, you probably need to replace it pronto?
To find out for sure, check out the website Kidde has set up to help you determine if your extinguishers are included in this recall. If it is, the company will send you a replacement within 10 to 15 business days.
Be sure to check your cabinets and closets today!

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