Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. This recall 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.
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 23 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. Models are as follows:
|Plastic handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015|
|46-0004-4||Fire Away 1A10BC French||Fuller Canada TPS-1 1A10BC|
|46-0066-6||Fire Away 2A40BC French||Fuller Canada TPS-2 2A40BC|
|E 340||Fire Away Canada F-10 10BC||FX210R|
|E-340-3||Fire Away Canada F-110 1A10BC||Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A10BC|
|Fire Away 10BC French||Fire Away Canada F-240 2A40BC||Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A40BC|
|Plastic handle models with date codes between January 2, 2 012 and August 15, 2017|
|46-0092-2||E10H||FULL HOME 110|
Push Button Fire Extinguishers
The recall involves six models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured from August 11, 1995, through September 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in white and red and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal water craft applications. Models are as follows:
|Push-button Pindicator models produced between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017|
|210D ULC||FF 210D AUTO||KK2|
Metal handle/valve fire extinguishers are NOT included in this recall. The unaffected models include the Kidde Professional line, Badger branded extinguishers and the recently introduced disposable metal handle/valve extinguishers.