Tag Archives: fire extinguishers

Millions of fire extinguishers recalled

Kidde, a manufacturer of fire suppression equipment, has recalled more than 40 million fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles. Some of the units were manufactured more than 40 years ago. According to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.” Millions of Kidde fire extinguishers are currently installed on pleasure and commercial fishing boats. click here to read the story  Product Safety Recall – This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers click here   08:22

Massachusetts Fishing Partnership – Safety training for SouthCoast fishermen an eye-opener

img-logo-fpssThirty-three fishermen and SMAST students and staff tried out, for the first time for many of them, fire extinguishers, flares, bailout pumps, life rafts and survival suits — all at no charge to them. With thanks to the  Massachusetts Fishing Partnership. Read more here 09:17