Kidde voluntarily recalls certain fire extinguishers

17 December 2018
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Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., through Stericycle, Voluntarily Recalls (i) Certain Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers Produced between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017; and (ii) Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers Produced between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017
 
Hong Kong – 17 December 2018, Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., through Stericycle, voluntarily recalls (i) Certain Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers produced between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017; and (ii) Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers produced between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017.
 
The products may become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and may fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it may cause injury and render the products inoperable. There have been no reported injuries to date in Hong Kong. However, if consumers do have an affected product, they are encouraged to contact Stericycle for instructions and a full refund.
 
The Customs and Excise Department has been notified of this voluntary product recall.

What products are affected?

Kidde has recalled two styles of Kidde-branded fire extinguishers:  Certain Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers and Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers.  Approximately 4,958 Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers and 522 Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers distributed throughout Hong Kong are affected.  

  • Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015, with model numbers FX210R, X340SC-2, FX340GW-2, XL5TCZ and XL 2-1/2 TCZ-3.
  • Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers produced between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017, with model numbers H110G, FA110G, M110G, FC110, FS110 and M110GM.
  • Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers produced between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017, with model numbers KK2, 100D, M5PM, AUTO 5FX and M5P.

No other Kidde products are affected by this recall.

Description of the products:

Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers:  The recall involves 11 models of Kidde-branded disposable residential fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. The extinguishers have a black plastic Zytel nylon valve and were available in varying sizes. They are red, white or silver in color, and are either ABC- or BC-rated, featuring straight handles, as shown below.

 
Kidde主动召回部分灭火器
Kidde主动召回部分灭火器
Kidde主动召回部分灭火器
 
Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers
Manufactured Between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015
Model Numbers:
FX210R X340SC-2
FX340GW-2 XL5TCZ
XL 2-1/2 TCZ-3
 
Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers
Manufactured Between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
Model Numbers:
H110G FA110G M110G
FC110 FS110 M110GM
 
Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers: The recall involves five 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.
 
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Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers
Manufactured Between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017
Model Numbers:
KK2 100D M5PM
AUTO 5FX M5P
 
What should consumers do?

Consumers with affected models should immediately contact Kidde at 800-906-131, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Please note the Kidde recall hotline is closed on weekends and public holidays. You may also email Kidde at KiddeAsiaRecall@stericycle.com

Source: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (http://www.kidde-china.com/kidde-pfx-recall-notification)