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Old 11-05-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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KIDDE Fire extinguisher recall

Only 37 million Fire Extinguishers involved in recall.

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KIDDE RECALLS 37.8 MILLION FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

November 3, 2017


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Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers
BOSTON, Mass. — Fire extinguisher manufacturer Kidde is recalling 37.8 million extinguishers in the United States and another 2.7 million in Canada because of problems with the plastic handles.

The recall covers 134 models manufactured between Jan. 1, 1973 and Aug. 15, 2017. It also includes models that were previously recalled in 2009 and 2015.

“The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency,” said a recall notice distributed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.”

Recalled extinguishers were sold at retailers including Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon.com. Some were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles and boats. Most cost between $12 and $50.

In one incident in 2014, the recall information said someone died when fire extinguishers failed to work following a car crash.

Approximately 391 failures have been reported, Kidde said. In addition to the one death, there are 16 reported injuries and 91 reports of property damage.

Customers are advised to contact Kidde for a replacement extinguisher. The company has set up a hotline at (855)271-0773, which is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Customers can also contact the company online at Kidde.com.

Model numbers can be found on the fire extinguisher label and manufacturing dates are found in a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.

Plastic-handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015

2A40BC
6 RAP
6 TAP
Ademco 720 1A10BC
Ademco 722 2A40BC
ADT 3A40BC
All Purpose 2A40BC
Bicentenial RPS-2 10BC
Bicentenial TPS-2 1A-10BC
Costco 340
FA 340HD
FA240HD
FC 340Z
FC Super
FC210R-C8S
Fire Away 10BC Spanish
Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish
Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish
Fireaway 10 (F-10)
Fireaway 10BC
Fireaway 110 (F-110)
Fireaway 1A10BC
Fireaway 240 (F-240)
Fireaway 2A40BC
Force 9 2A40BC
FS 340Z
Fuller 420 1A10BC
Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC
FX210
FX210R
FX210W
FX340GW
FX340GW-2
FX340H
FX340SC
FX340SC-2
Gillette 1A10BC
Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC
Home 10BC
Home 1A10BC
Home 2A40BC
Home H-10 10BC
Home H-110 1A10BC
Home H-240 2A-40BC
Honeywell 1A10BC
Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC
J.L. 2A40BC
J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC
Kadet 2RPS-1 5BC
Kidde 10BC
Kidde 1A10BC
Kidde 2A40BC
Kidde 40BC
Kidde RPS-1 10BC
Kidde RPS-1 40BC
Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC
Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC
KX 2-1/2 TCZ
Mariner 10BC
Mariner 1A10BC
Mariner 2A40BC
Mariner M-10 10BC
Mariner M-110 1A10BC
Mariner M-240 2A40BC
Master Protection 2A40BC
Montgomery Ward 10BC
Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC
Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC
Montgomery Ward 8637 10BC
Quell 10BC
Quell 1A10BC
Quell RPS-1 10BC
Quell TPS-1 1A10BC
Quell ZRPS 5BC
Sams SM 340
Sanford 1A10BC
Sanford 2A40BC
Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC
Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC
Sears 2RPS 5BC
Sears 58033 10BC
Sears 58043 1A10BC
Sears 5805 2A40BC
Sears 958034
Sears 958044
Sears 958054
Sears 958075
Sears RPS-1 10BC
Sears TPS-1 1A10BC
Sears TPS-1 2A40BC
Traveler 10BC
Traveler 1A10BC
Traveler 2A40BC
Traveler T-10 10BC
Traveler T-110 1A10BC
Traveler T-240 2A40BC
Volunteer 1A10BC
Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
XL 2.5 TCZ
XL 2.5 TCZ-3
XL 2.5 TCZ-4
XL 2.75 RZ
XL 2.75 RZ-3
XL 2-3/4 RZ
XL 340HD
XL 4 TXZ
XL 5 PK
XL 5 TCZ
XL 5 TCZ-1
XL5 MR
XL 6 RZ

Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017

AUTO FX5 II-1
FA10G
FA10T
FA110G
FA5-1
FA5G
FC10
FC110
FC5
FS10
FS110
FS5
FX10K
FX5 II
H110G
H5G
M10G
M10GM
M110G
M110GM
M5G
M5GM
RESSP

Push Button Pindicator Models manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017

KK2
100D
210D
M5P
M5PM
AUTO 5FX
AUTO 5FX-1
FF 210D-1

SOURCE: Kidde press release
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:30 AM   #2
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All I can say is WOW. This is going to be a costly recall if in fact customers even see this recall and then actually contact the company for a replacement.

When we purchased our rig a year ago, one of the first things I did was throw away my 4 yr. old Kiddie OEM chemical fire extinguisher by the door, then replaced with 3 higher end Foam units throughout the coach.

When I read this part of the recall:
"The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency"
I mean yeah...at the age of these units this recall covers...ya think. I've always been taught that chemical extinguishers should not be mounted vertically because over time the chemicals—pack down—inside and will more than likely fail when needed. If you have no other option but to mount vertically, it's recommended that every 6 months or so, you remove the unit, turn it on it's side and bang it with a rubber mallet, piece of wood or something to break up the stuff inside. I've since mounted fire extinguishers horizontally and really stayed away from chemical units all together because if in fact they do put out a fire, the damage they do to surrounding areas is almost impossible to clean up and restore those areas/items to pre-fire condition.
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I've since mounted fire extinguishers horizontally and really stayed away from chemical units all together because if in fact they do put out a fire, the damage they do to surrounding areas is almost impossible to clean up and restore those areas/items to pre-fire condition.
Why type of fire extinguisher do you have?

The Kiddie extinguisher I bought in June is recalled. I called yesterday and they are sending me a new one with a box to return the recalled one.
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NOTE: This list included in post #1 here is incomplete.
I found my MH extinguisher was NOT included in the US list but was on the Canadian list.

See This Thread Post #46 for both lists and how to get a Canadian FE replaced when shipped to a US address.

I also understand there is another list for smaller FE's used on PWC's but haven't seen the list yet.
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NOTE: This list included in post #1 here is incomplete.
I found my MH extinguisher was NOT included in the US list but was on the Canadian list.

See This Thread Post #46 for both lists and how to get a Canadian FE replaced when shipped to a US address.

I also understand there is another list for smaller FE's used on PWC's but haven't seen the list yet.
Agreed. I copied and pasted the list from another site. However, neither of the 2 they are replacing of mine was on the list either. I think the best thing to do is call and give them the numbers.
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Ours was recalled a couple of years ago and now the one they replaced it with is being recalled again. We have one on the way to us. The process online was simple but bring your existing fire extinguisher with you to the computer. They need a lot of information off of it.
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Rather than relying in various "reprinted" lists, simply go to the actual CPSC website (here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/ki...-discharge-and ) for the full US list, as well as a link to the Canadian counterpart.
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My wife just got off the phone and they are sending us 4 new extinguishers. They will lets know what to do with the old one when we get the new ones.
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