The powder in an ABC fire extinguisher is much more caustic than a BC and the one you definitely need to stay away from for use on a car.Whew! I bought three of them for $19 each and started to get scared about carrying them.
Yes, they've had some smoke detectors recalled too. I've had the impression that their stuff isn't the best quality. I've always stayed away from brands with the plastic valves too.Kidde Fire Extinguishers have a big recall going on. I had a total of 7. 6 of them were recalled. The company shipped me new one's. All had had to do was place the recalled in their shipping box's and take them to Fedx. No cost to me. Check their website KIDDE.com or call the phone number listed to check if you have a recalled one. I have 1 in the front seat and 1 behind the drivers seat.
I'm definitely going to order one of these for my 56 and one for each of my cars. I like it as it won't become a missile in case of a wreck!I went high tech.
"Element Fire Extinguisher"
Non toxic smoke
50 second duration
Fights A B C k
Severals mounting options but will just slide under drivers side bench seat.
Never needs re-charging.
Leaves no residue.
I included a pen in the picture for perspective.