PSA: Fire Extinguisher Recall

Shop safety isn’t exciting to talk about, but it’s pretty important. If you don’t have fire extinguishers handy in your shop, you should get some. If you do, go check them — because Kidde is recalling a ton of fire extinguishers. Basically if it has a plastic handle and was made between 1973 – 2017, it’s probably affected.

By the way, having the right fire extinguisher for the job matters. Area515 has all ABC extinguishers. Does someone have an extra CO2 fire extinguisher they could donate? If so, please let us know! We could use one next to the laser cutters. The ABC extinguisher would work, but it would destroy the electronics in the laser cutter if we ever had to use it.