SPRINGFIELD, Mo. If you received a free fire extinguisher from the Springfield Fire Department, you will want to take a look at it. It could be part of a recall we told you about a few weeks ago.
Kidde recalled 40 million fire extinguishers because of a clogging issue. Springfield Fire says if you received an extinguisher from August 2016 to August 2017, you could have a defective model. You need to look on the bottom right hand corner to see if you have a recalled model number. Those model numbers are...
AUTO FX5 II-1
There have been about 391 reports of these extinguishers malfunctioning, including one instance where someone died and 16 instances where someone was hurt.
Kidde is recalling fire extinguishers from 1973-2017, so any fire extinguishers you have, should be checked.