Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice Issued by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
A Fire Extinguisher Recall has been issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [Recall Number: 18-022] for specific models of Kiddie Fire Extinguishers (with Plastic Handles), manufactured between: January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. http://bit.ly/2AJ2a1X
Reason for the recall: “Failure to discharge and nozzle detachment.” One death has already been reported with these recalled fire extinguishers.
Holiday season activities create conditions that may increase our chances of being exposed to the risks of fire.
- Let it be the Christmas candles burning to create the Holiday atmosphere
- Overloading the electrical outlets to power all of the lights
- The Christmas Tree drying out
- Stack of wrapping paper next to the burning fireplace
- The fire burning in the fireplace with the chimney that hasn’t been cleaned in a few years.
There just seems to be more risk of fire during the holiday season.
First of All: Everyone should have [at least] 1 Fire Extinguisher in their home.
Side Note: Check our “Resource” section below for an article on: The Most Essential Places to Keep a Fire Extinguisher in Your Home.
When you need a fire extinguisher, you need one that you can count on. Not one that may injure you – or even worse.
Do yourself a favor, check all of your fire extinguishers and determine if yours has been recalled.
It only takes a few seconds to check. These few seconds can save you from a lot of problems if you do need to escape a fire in your home.
Use the fire extinguisher to get yourself and family members out of [escape] the house to your safe meeting place. Call 911 as soon as you can to report the fire.
Don’t try fighting the fire yourself. You do not have the equipment, tools or training that the fire department has. Get that 911 call in as soon as you can so that the fire department can respond to your location. This is a situation where seconds really count.
Before you even consider using a fire extinguisher, make sure that you know how to operate it safely and that you have been trained in the correct way to use it.
Side Note: See our Resource section below for a website link to: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher.
So don’t forget to check your fire extinguishers and make sure that they are not on this recall list. Just click on the button below to see [Recall Notice #18-022]. Do this now when everything is still fresh in your mind. This simple action could save your life or a family member’s life.
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The Most Essential Places to Keep a Fire Extinguisher in Your Home. Here is a good article by Strike First USA regarding how many and where you should have fire extinguishers placed around your home. http://www.strikefirstusa.com/2016/07/essential-places-keep-fire-extinguisher-home/
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher. Fire-Extinguisher 101 has a good page on their website in the correct way to use a fire extinguisher. http://www.fire-extinguisher101.com/using.html
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