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Kidde Recalls Certain Fire Extinguishers

Post Date:11/16/2017

Kidde is recalling its fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Click here to visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web page for information. (Recall 18-022)

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. The extinguishers were sold at Menards, Montgomery Wards, Sears, Home Depot, Walmart and other hardware stores across the country and online at Amazon.com. 

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement and instructions on returning the recalled unit.  No proof of purchase is required, but consumers will need to provide the serial numbers, model number, and manufacture date code.  If you have an affected model, Kidde will send you a replacement within 10-15 business days. The new extinguishers contain metal parts instead of plastic. When the replacement extinguisher arrives, detailed instructions are provided on returning the recalled unit by Fed Ex in the box provided.  

Consumer contact information:

  • Phone: 855-271-0773
    • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday,
  • Online: www.kidde.com
    •  click on “Product Safety Recall”

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