Warning: Recalled fire extinguishers might not put out fire

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As boaters are about to begin the spring ritual of getting their boats ready for the season, BoatUS is advising they will need to pay extra attention to the fire extinguishers aboard.

A well-known fire extinguisher manufacturer, Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguisher units. A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge 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, go to www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls.

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