It may be subject to a recall and exchange program affecting over 40 million units in the USA and Canada.
Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
Hazard: 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.
Recall date: November 2, 2017
There's more at the link. Note that the extinguishers were sold under numerous brand names, not just Kidde.
Kidde has provided serial number lookup instructions to help you identify whether your extinguisher(s) is/are involved. See the list at that link, as well as instructions on how to return your extinguisher.
Folks, I've been caught up in two building fires. They're no fun at all - and that's putting it very mildly! I think everyone should have a couple of extinguishers available, not just at home, but in your vehicle, too. How many times have you seen a blackened patch on the road where a car burned out? I've actually seen two vehicles in the process of burning out, due to electrical and/or fuel system faults. It would have been very handy if the driver had had an extinguisher, to put out the fire before it got out of control and turned the vehicle into a total loss.
I've bought these 2½-pound and 5-pound fire extinguishers (follow the links for details). They're filled with so-called 'Purple K', for use at home and in Miss D.'s and my vehicles.
They aren't as effective as water for fighting dry material fires, but they're a lot more useful for electrical or chemical fires, such as one might encounter in the kitchen or garage - and Purple K is non-corrosive on metal, making it ideal for putting out hard-to-get-at fires in chimneys that use metal flues and piping. I researched the subject carefully, since there are an awful lot of cheaper "consumer grade" fire extinguishers that have proved less than optimum in dealing with an actual fire. These aren't "consumer grade", but the kind of thing you'll find in refineries and manufacturing operations. That makes them rather more expensive than the cheap stuff . . . but then, they're more likely to get the job done, and I have no objection at all to paying for that sort of reassurance!