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Old 11-02-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Since every RV comes with a fire extinguisher, here's notice of a HUGE Kidde fire extinguisher recall involving fire extinguishers built as far back as 1973: https://wtop.com/recalls/2017/11/kid...fires/slide/1/

Edited to add the direct PDF link to the recall:https://s3.amazonaws.com/inmar-adx-f...g+to+Kidde.pdf
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:24 AM   #2
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That's not going to help their bottom line...
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:30 AM   #3
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Those 'residential' fire extinguishers do have their purpose, but I've never been a fan of them. The valve and handle assembly is mostly plastic on many of them. My fire extinguisher guy won't re-certify them and definitely won't refill any ones made with the plastic valves.

Many fire department jurisdictions require re-certifying them in an office/warehouse/shop environment at least once a year. Many of the cheap plastic ones will not qualify for that.
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Just got mine done. The process is easy: just fill out the form on the Kiddie website if you have an affected model and they'll ship you a replacement.
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Just saw this in the morning news. Need to wander around and check the house, workshop, and motorhome...

Thanks for posting the docs and bringing attention.
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Wow, got a lot of extinguishers to check; RV, garage, house, 3 PWC... Thanks for the link.
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Thanks for the post, mine were on the recall list.
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Thanks, I have a larger #5 (2002) and an Elite 10 in the recall. The Elite came from the factory in our signature coach. Less then a 10 minute wait on the phone. Sending new ones in 15-20 days.
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Thank you for this post! I went looking for mine and am embarrassed to report that I can not find mine! I have looked everywhere. Is it not still a requirement for new rvs? I'm heading to the hardware store today! I would complain but I think the factory installed units are too small anyway
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On hold waiting- found 5 recalled models. Thanks for the heads up!
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3 of my 5 are being replaced. thanks for posting we also saw it on another RV forum.
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Only 1 of 8 here , gotta call yet
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So are there any firefighters or other experts out there who can recommend the best quality brand out there for small portable extinguishers? Cost is not a factor. Amerex maybe?

I can't really see replacing my cheapo defective units with same brand cheapo units even if they're free.
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So far I found that I have five 8lb ABC extinguishers on the recall list. That's about $300 worth at this point in time.

Needed a helper with young eyes to read the model numbers. I guess they are not that proud of them any more. There was a time when they would have that in big bold print that was easy to read instead of in micro-print.
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