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Fire Extinguishers Recalled

01-May-2015

A popular fire extinguisher manufacturer is currently under fire, and BoatUS is advising boaters to double-check their on board fire safety equipment before heading out on the water.

Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall to replace 31 models, including the Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5 and Mariner 5G.

A faulty valve component can prevent the disposable fire extinguishers from fully discharging when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. About 4.6 million extinguishers are affected that were sold nationwide between August 2013 and November 2014.

To see if you have an affected fire extinguisher and arrange for a replacement, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers.

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