Kidde Recalls 5 Million Disposable Fire Extinguishers
Details of the Fire Extinguisher Recall
The recall affects 4.6 million fire extinguishers in the U.S and about 175, 000 in Canada.
There have been about 11 reports of the extinguishers failing to discharge, but no injuries were reported. Kidde claim that a faulty valve component causes the extinguisher to discharge when the lever is pressed in an ongoing fire emergency.
The recall includes 31 models with Zytel plastic valves.
Description of the Recalled Extinguishers
The extinguishers are red, white, or silver and are ABC or BC rated. The rating is located on the right of the nameplate.
The extinguishers were sold from August 2013 through November 2014 at Home Depot, Menards, Wal-Mart, and other department stores.
The recalled models include: 10BC, 1A 10BC, 1A 10BCW, 2A10BC, 5BC, 5BCW, FA10G, FA110, FA5B, FC10, FC110, FC5, FH/ RESSP, FX10, FX10BC, FX10K, FX210, FX210R, FX210W, FX340GW, FX340SC, FX5II, KFH Twin, M110 Twin, M5 Twin, Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, Mariner 5 G, RESSP and XL 5MR.
Model numbers can be found on a nameplate on the front of the fire extinguisher.