Massive Fire Extinguisher Recall Spanning Four Decades

November 7, 2017

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This is by far one of the largest recalls ever and most likely it affects you and your family's safety.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017.  That is about 37.8 million fire extinguishers spanning over four decades and sold under various names at dozens of stores such as Sears, Walmart, Home Depot, Montgomery Ward and Amazon! There are two types of Kidde extinguishers with malfunctions: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button extinguishers. They may fail to discharge and the nozzle may detach. There have been hundreds of problems and even a death in an emergency situation, so take zero chances and check on yours today. Check your fire extinguishers in your home, your car, RV and ATV too. You should immediately immediately contact Kidde at 1-855-271-0773 or online at www.kidde.com and click on Product Safety Recall 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. 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. 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

  • 2A40BC  
  • Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC    
  • Sams SM 340
  • 6 RAP    
  • Home 10BC    
  • Sanford 1A10BC
  • 6 TAP    
  • Home 1A10BC    
  • Sanford 2A40BC
  • Ademco 720 1A10BC    
  • Home 2A40BC    
  • Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC
  • Ademco 722 2A40BC    
  • Home H-10 10BC    
  • Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC
  • ADT 3A40BC    
  • Home H-110 1A10BC    
  • Sears 2RPS   5BC
  • All Purpose 2A40BC    
  • Home H-240 2A-40BC    
  • Sears 58033 10BC
  • Bicentenial RPS-2  10BC    
  • Honeywell 1A10BC    
  • Sears 58043 1A10BC
  • Bicentenial TPS-2  1A-10BC    
  • Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC    
  • Sears 5805  2A40BC
  • Costco 340    
  • J.L. 2A40BC    
  • Sears 958034
  • FA 340HD    
  • J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC    
  • Sears 958044
  • FA240HD    
  • Kadet 2RPS-1   5BC    
  • Sears 958054
  • FC 340Z    
  • Kidde 10BC    
  • Sears 958075
  • FC Super    
  • Kidde 1A10BC    
  • Sears RPS-1 10BC
  • FC210R-C8S    
  • Kidde 2A40BC    
  • Sears TPS-1  1A10BC
  • Fire Away 10BC Spanish    
  • Kidde 40BC    
  • Sears TPS-1 2A40BC
  • Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish    
  • Kidde RPS-1 10BC    
  • Traveler 10BC
  • Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish    
  • Kidde RPS-1 40BC    
  • Traveler 1A10BC
  • Fireaway 10 (F-10)    
  • Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC    
  • Traveler 2A40BC
  • Fireaway 10BC    
  • Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC    
  • Traveler T-10 10BC
  • Fireaway 110 (F-110)
  • KX 2-1/2 TCZ    
  • Traveler T-110 1A10BC
  • Fireaway 1A10BC    
  • Mariner 10BC    
  • Traveler T-240 2A40BC
  • Fireaway 240 (F-240)    
  • Mariner 1A10BC    
  • Volunteer 1A10BC
  • Fireaway 2A40BC    
  • Mariner 2A40BC    
  • Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
  • Force 9 2A40BC    
  • Mariner M-10  10BC    
  • XL 2.5 TCZ
  • FS 340Z    
  • Mariner M-110 1A10BC    
  • XL 2.5 TCZ-3
  • Fuller 420  1A10BC    
  • Mariner M-240 2A40BC    
  • XL 2.5 TCZ-4
  • Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC    
  • Master Protection 2A40BC
  • XL 2.75 RZ
  • FX210   
  • Montgomery Ward 10BC    
  • XL 2.75 RZ-3
  • FX210R    
  • Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC    
  • XL 2-3/4 RZ
  • FX210W    
  • Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC    
  • XL 340HD
  • FX340GW    
  • Montgomery Ward 8637  10BC    
  • XL 4 TXZ
  • FX340GW-2    
  • Quell 10BC    
  • XL 5 PK
  • FX340H    
  • Quell 1A10BC    
  • XL 5 TCZ
  • FX340SC    
  • Quell RPS-1 10BC    
  • XL 5 TCZ-1
  • FX340SC-2    
  • Quell TPS-1 1A10BC    
  • XL5 MR
  • Gillette 1A10BC    
  • Quell ZRPS  5BC    
  • XL 6 RZ

Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017

  • AUTO FX5 II-1   
  • FC5    
  • M10G
  • FA10G    
  • FS10    
  • M10GM
  • FA10T    
  • FS110    
  • M110G
  • FA110G    
  • FS5    
  • M110GM
  • FA5-1    
  • FX10K    
  • M5G
  • FA5G    
  • FX5 II    
  • M5GM
  • FC10    
  • H110G    
  • RESSP
  • FC110    
  • H5G

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

  • KK2    
  • M5PM
  • 100D    
  • AUTO 5FX
  • 210D    
  • AUTO 5FX-1
  • M5P    
  • FF 210D-1

SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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