Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall [US & Canada]

Canada FlagUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall [US & Canada]Kidde recalls an estimated 40.5 million Fire Extinguishers due to suspected operational failure and consequential risk of burns, injury and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards; one death has been reported.


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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports 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, as follows:

The recalled Fire Extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. The model number is printed on the Fire Extinguishers label. For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed 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 models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the Fire Extinguishers, as follows:

  • Plastic-handle Fire Extinguisher models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015
    • 2A40BC
    • 6 RAP
    • 6 TAP
    • Ademco 720 1A10BC
    • Ademco 722 2A40BC
    • ADT 3A40BC
    • All Purpose 2A40BC
    • Bicentenial RPS-2  10BC
    • Bicentenial TPS-2  1A-10BC
    • Costco 340
    • FA 340HD
    • FA240HD
    • FC 340Z
    • FC Super
    • FC210R-C8S
    • Fire Away 10BC Spanish
    • Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish
    • Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish
    • Fireaway 10 (F-10)
    • Fireaway 10BC
    • Fireaway 110 (F-110)
    • Fireaway 1A10BC
    • Fireaway 240 (F-240)
    • Fireaway 2A40BC
    • Force 9 2A40BC
    • FS 340Z
    • Fuller 420  1A10BC
    • Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC
    • FX210
    • FX210R
    • FX210W
    • FX340GW
    • FX340GW-2
    • FX340H
    • FX340SC
    • FX340SC-2
    • Gillette 1A10BC
    • Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC
    • Home 10BC
    • Home 1A10BC
    • Home 2A40BC
    • Home H-10 10BC
    • Home H-110 1A10BC
    • Home H-240 2A-40BC
    • Honeywell 1A10BC
    • Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC
    • J.L. 2A40BC
    • J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC
    • Kadet 2RPS-1  5BC
    • Kidde 10BC
    • Kidde 1A10BC
    • Kidde 2A40BC
    • Kidde 40BC
    • Kidde RPS-1 10BC
    • Kidde RPS-1 40BC
    • Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC
    • Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC
    • KX 2-1/2 TCZ
    • Mariner 10BC
    • Mariner 1A10BC
    • Mariner 2A40BC
    • Mariner M-10  10BC
    • Mariner M-110 1A10BC
    • Mariner M-240 2A40BC
    • Master Protection 2A40BC
    • Montgomery Ward 10BC
    • Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC
    • Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC
    • Montgomery Ward 8637  10BC
    • Quell 10BC
    • Quell 1A10BC
    • Quell RPS-1 10BC
    • Quell TPS-1 1A10BC
    • Quell ZRPS  5BC
    • Sams SM 340
    • Sanford 1A10BC
    • Sanford 2A40BC
    • Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC
    • Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC
    • Sears 2RPS   5BC
    • Sears 58033 10BC
    • Sears 58043 1A10BC
    • Sears 5805  2A40BC
    • Sears 958034
    • Sears 958044
    • Sears 958054
    • Sears 958075
    • Sears RPS-1 10BC
    • Sears TPS-1  1A10BC
    • Sears TPS-1 2A40BC
    • Traveler 10BC
    • Traveler 1A10BC
    • Traveler 2A40BC
    • Traveler T-10 10BC
    • Traveler T-110 1A10BC
    • Traveler T-240 2A40BC
    • Volunteer 1A10BC
    • Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
    • XL 2-3/4 RZ
    • XL 2.5 TCZ
    • XL 2.5 TCZ-3
    • XL 2.5 TCZ-4
    • XL 2.75 RZ
    • XL 2.75 RZ-3
    • XL 340HD
    • XL 4 TXZ
    • XL 5 PK
    • XL 5 TCZ
    • XL 5 TCZ-1
    • XL 6 RZ
    • XL5 MR
  • Plastic-handle Fire Extinguisher models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
    • AUTO FX5 II-1
    • FA10G
    • FA10T
    • FA110G
    • FA5-1
    • FA5G
    • FC10
    • FC110
    • FC5
    • FS10
    • FS110
    • FS5
    • FX10K
    • FX5 II
    • H110G
    • H5G
    • M10G
    • M10GM
    • M110G
    • M110GM
    • M5G
    • M5GM
    • RESSP
  • Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers: The recall involves eight models of Kidde Pindicator Fire Extinguishers manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in red and white, and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal watercraft applications. Push Button Pindicator Models manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017, as follows:
    • KK2
    • 100D
    • 210D
    • M5P
    • M5PM
    • AUTO 5FX
    • AUTO 5FX-1
    • FF 210D-1

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Fire Extinguishers are pictured on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the recalled 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.

Owners, therefore, should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.

Note: This recall includes Fire Extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde branded Fire Extinguishers included in these previously announced recalls should also be replaced. All affected model numbers are listed in the charts above.

The firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Kidde toll-free at 1-855-271-0773 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday and from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, EST, Saturday or Sunday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at and click on the “Product Safety Recall” link for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

Please note: recall information for fire extinguishers used in RVs and motor vehicles can be found on NHTSA’s Web site. Our notification of this recall can be found here: Recalls Direct NHTSA recall

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and or sold by Kidde, please search for “Kidde” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-003
HCSC ID number: RA-64372
Recalls Direct RIN: 9306-2017
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