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Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:58 pm

if it has a cheesy plastic handle and is made by Kidde, free replacement:

A massive recall was issued Thursday of 37.8 million fire extinguishers sold across the United States and an additional 2.7 million sold in Canada because they have repeatedly fail to work properly, if at all.

Kidde, the manufacturer, said it was aware of one death related to the extinguishers. That occurred in 2014 when emergency responders could not get the extinguishers to work at the scene of a blazing car crash.

The company said it was aware of 391 cases in which the extinguishers were reported to have failed to activate, activated only in a limited capacity, or had the nozzle detach. The extinguishers have been involved in 91 reports of property damage and more than a dozen reported injuries, including minor burns and smoke inhalation.

You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 or visit the Kidde website, where you can fill out a form to get a new unit.

Kidde says it will ship the replacement within 10 to 15 days of getting your information. No receipt is required.


Model Type
100D Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
210D Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
6 RAP Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
6 TAP Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Ademco 720 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Ademco 722 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
ADT 3A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
All Purpose 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
AUTO 5FX Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
AUTO 5FX-1 Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
AUTO FX5 II-1 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
Bicentenial RPS-2 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Bicentenial TPS-2 1A-10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Costco 340 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FA 340HD Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FA10G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FA10T Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FA110G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FA240HD Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FA5-1 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FA5G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FC 340Z Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FC Super Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FC10 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FC110 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FC210R-C8S Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FC5 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FF 210D-1 Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
Fire Away 10BC Spanish Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 10 (F-10) Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 110 (F-110) Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 240 (F-240) Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fireaway 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Force 9 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FS 340Z Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FS10 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FS110 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FS5 Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
Fuller 420 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX10K Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
FX210 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX210R Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX210W Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX340GW Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX340GW-2 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX340H Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX340SC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX340SC-2 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
FX5 II Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
Gillette 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
H110G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
H5G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
Home 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Home 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Home 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Home H-10 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Home H-110 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Home H-240 2A-40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Honeywell 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
J.L. 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kadet 2RPS-1 5BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde 40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde RPS-1 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde RPS-1 40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
KK2 Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
KX 2-1/2 TCZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
M10G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M10GM Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M110G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M110GM Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M5G Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M5GM Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
M5P Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
M5PM Push Button Pindicator Models made between Aug. 11, 1995 & Sept. 22, 2017
Mariner 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Mariner 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Mariner 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Mariner M-10 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Mariner M-110 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Mariner M-240 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Master Protection 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Montgomery Ward 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Montgomery Ward 8637 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Quell 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Quell 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Quell RPS-1 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Quell TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Quell ZRPS 5BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
RESSP Plastic-handle model with date codes between Jan. 2, 2012 & Aug. 15, 2017
Sams SM 340 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sanford 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sanford 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 2RPS 5BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 58033 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 58043 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 5805 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 958034 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 958044 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 958054 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears 958075 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears RPS-1 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears TPS-1 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Sears TPS-1 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler T-10 10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler T-110 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Traveler T-240 2A40BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Volunteer 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2-3/4 RZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2.5 TCZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2.5 TCZ-3 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2.5 TCZ-4 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2.75 RZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 2.75 RZ-3 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 340HD Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 4 TXZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 5 PK Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 5 TCZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 5 TCZ-1 Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL 6 RZ Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015
XL5 MR Plastic-handle model made between Jan. 1, 1973 & Oct. 25, 2015

SOURCE: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,350 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,775 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . 73,930 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,478 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 64,428 miles

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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Jivermo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:33 pm

Great. I dumped 2 outdated Kidd units last week. Arg.

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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Ronin10 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am

Thanks for the alert. I just submitted mine. Replacement will take a few weeks.
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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Ronin10 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am
Thanks for the alert. I just submitted mine. Replacement will take a few weeks.
I have three of the little plastic handled wretches, but they are all in Atlanta. The red plastic handles have bleached pinkish due to my great love of strong sunlight. Two of them lost their charges over time, all since 2011.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,350 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,775 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . 73,930 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,478 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 64,428 miles

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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by russwiththebus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:26 am

Neither of mine are affected by the recall. I carry a 2 pound and a 3 pound, both by Kidde. The 3lb unit says it was manufactured in 08 and I couldn't find a date on the 2lb but it's probably about the same age. Both show "full" in the green area on the gauge. It says to replace after 12 years of service, I suppose I'm alright until 2020 as long as they hold charge.

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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Jivermo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:35 am

I bought new ones yesterday. Expensive, but in my life I have saved one car, a Grand Wagoneer of mine, and a tractor on a church lawn, as I was driving by. I should have let the Wagoneer go up.

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Re: Check Your Fire Extinguisher

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:22 pm

Jivermo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:35 am
I bought new ones yesterday. Expensive, but in my life I have saved one car, a Grand Wagoneer of mine, and a tractor on a church lawn, as I was driving by. I should have let the Wagoneer go up.
What size did you buy and where from? Why so expensive? And what did that poor Jeep ever do to you?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,350 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,775 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . 73,930 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,478 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 64,428 miles

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