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Consumer Alert: Company recalls 4.6 million fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge

Photos of recalled fire extinguishers (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Photos of recalled fire extinguishers (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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About 4.6 million fire extinguishers have been recalled after the company learned a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguisher to not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.

The 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.

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher and can contact Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.

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

FC10FC110

FC5

FH/ RESSP

FX10

FX10BC

FX10K

FX210

FX210R

FX210W

FX340GW

FX340SC

FX5II

KFH Twin

M110 Twin

M5 Twin

Mariner 10

Mariner 110

Mariner 5

Mariner 5 G

RESSP

XL 5MR

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