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Nov. 9, 2017JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: McKinney

State Fire Marshall urges Missourians to check fire extinguishers

The State Fire Marshall's office urges all Missourians to check their fire extinguishers following a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S.

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers; those with plastic handles and those with push buttons. The recalled extinguishers include 134 different models manufactured between 1973 and Aug. 15, 2017.

Maryville Fire Captain Phil Rickabaugh says fire extinguisher checks need to become a routine practice for every homeowner and explained that there are a number of reasons a fire extinguisher may become disfunctional, which is why checking them routinely can be extremely beneficial.

Rickabaugh adds that anyone in Maryville who needs to dispose of a fire extinguisher may bring it to the Maryville Fire Depatrment.

For more information regarding the Kidde recall, consumers should call toll-free at 855-271-0773.