Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguisher Recall [US]Kidde recalls approximately 4.8 million Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguishers due to possible operational failure and injury hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves 31 models of Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves.

The recalled Extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014.

A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers:

  • 10BC
  • 1A 10BC
  • 1A 10BCW
  • 2A10BC
  • 5BC
  • 5BCW
  • FA10G
  • FA110
  • FA5B
  • FC10
  • FC110
  • FC5
  • FX10
  • FX10BC
  • FX10K
  • FX210
  • FX210R
  • FX210W
  • FX340GW
  • FX340SC
  • FX5II
  • KFH Twin
  • M110 Twin
  • M5 Twin
  • Mariner 10
  • Mariner 110
  • Mariner 5
  • Mariner 5 G
  • XL 5MR

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, a faulty valve component can cause the Disposable Fire Extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.

The Disposable Fire Extinguishers were sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for between $18 and $65, and about $200 for model XL 5MR.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Disposable Fire Extinguishers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the products to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

Please note: Kidde has also recalled numerous Fire Extinguishers in another jurisdiction, specifically in Canada. To see all notifications relating to this recall, please search for “Kidde” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-079
Recalls Direct RIN: 4915-2015
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