Recall issued on 2.7 million fire extinguishers sold in Canada.
A recall has been issued from Kidde on 2.7 million fire extinguishers sold in Canada. One death has occurred due to emergency worker being unable to operate the extinguisher. The CPSC and Health Canada urge the immediate disposal of any plastic head extinguisher manufactured by the company since 1973.
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. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher 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 extinguisher.
Plastic handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015
Fire Away 10BC French
Fire Away Canada F-110 1A10BC
Fire Away 1A10BC French
Fire Away Canada F-240 2A40BC
Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A10BC
Fire Away 2A40BC French
Fuller Canada TPS-1 1A10BC
Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A40BC
Fire Away Canada F-10 10BC
Fuller Canada TPS-2 2A40BC
Plastic handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
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