PHILADELPHIA-The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of millions of Kidde brand fire extinguishers sold to consumers for residential use. CPSC warns that these extinguishers may fail to work during an emergency because they have become clogged or require a too much force to operate. The Kidde fire extinguishers affected have either plastic handles or push-buttons.

Consumers with Kidde fire extinguishers can check whether theirs has been recalled by calling Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 or by going to and clicking on “Product Safety Recall.”  Contact Kidde at the toll-free number to have a replacement fire extinguisher sent out free of charge.

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections and Philadelphia Fire Department urge Philadelphians to take these simple actions to protect their homes and families. Additional information about the recall is available on the home page of the CPSC website at