Kidde is recalling more than 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic valves may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released.
The company has received 11 reports of extinguishers failing to discharge, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 31 models of the extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves. They are red, white or silver, and either ABC or BC rated.
The extinguishers were sold at retail stores and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for $18 to $200. They were manufactured in Mexico from July 23, 2013, through October 15, 2014, and imported by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Co. of Mebane, North Carolina.
Consumers can contact Kidde for a replacement at 855-283-7991, or online at www.kidde.com .
On its website, Kidde says it is "the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products."