New Canaan Fire Officials Urge Locals to Check Home Fire Extinguishers following Recall of 4.6 Million Kidde-Brand Units in U.S.

New Canaan fire officials are urging residents to check their home fire extinguishers following revelations that some 4.6 million units representing 31 models are being recalled. Fire Chief Jack Hennessey said locals should replace the Kidde-brand plastic valve disposable extinguisher if they have one. “This is a very popular extinguisher that will not function in an emergency,” Hennessey said. According to the U.S. Consumer Safety Protection Commission, the recalled models were manufactured in Mexico between July 2013 and October 2014. “A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom,” the federal agency said.