Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. A copy of the press release and the safety notice are enclosed. Kidde has sent copies to our retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety bulletin in locations that sold these extinguishers.

We value our relationship with the State Fire Marshals and NASFM and would appreciate you spreading the word about this important safety recall in your fire safety efforts.

This replacement program was initiated because certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

As the safety of our customers is our priority, we are working with customers to obtain all recalled units and provide replacement options.

This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017, including some models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and in February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. For more information and a list of models,click here.