Winter is coming, and across the area, it’s the time of year people start breaking out space heaters and gathering wood for the fireplace. Another item at the top of winter wish lists is a fire extinguisher, a safety essential. But buyers beware!

Manufacturer Kidde recently recalled 134 models of fire extinguishers built between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, impacting more than 40 million units within the United States and Canada – and sold at retailers near you.