Kidde Recalls Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers Due to Potential Failure to Fully Discharge
- Starting date:
- February 6, 2015
- Posting date:
- February 6, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
This recall involves Kidde and Garrison branded black plastic Zytel® Nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014.
The affected fire extinguishers are white or red in color and are either ABC or BC-rated. The Kidde or Garrison logo and serial number are located on the nameplate. The date code is an ink jet 10-digit number stamped on the side of the cylinder near the bottom. Digits 5-9 of this number convey the day and year of manufacture.
Affected units will have the following five digits in a date code:
- 2013: XXXX20413X through XXXX36513X,
- 2014: XXXX00114X through XXXX28814X.
|Kidde 1A 10BC||E110, FULL HOME 110||047871662968|
|Kidde 1A 10BCW||E110, FULL HOME 110||047871661497|
|Kidde 2A 10BC||FX210||047871071708|
|Garrison 2A 10BC||46-0066-6||047871074044|
|Kidde 5BC||E5, M5C, BC5GD||047871662944|
|Kidde 5BCW||E5, M5C, BC5GD||047871661787|
|Kidde 10BC||ELITE 10, ELITE 10 HOME, E10, E10H||047871662951|
|Kidde FC110||E110, FULL HOME 110||047871680290|
The disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge as designed when the lever is pressed and released multiple times. This defect is caused by an out-of-specification valve component.
Neither Kidde Canada nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.
Approximately 175,000 units were sold in Canada at various retailers.
Time period sold
The affected fire extinguishers were sold between August 2013 and November 2014.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Mexico.
Kidde Matamoros, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company, Inc.
What you should do
Customers should immediately check the date code and model number on their plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers to determine if any of their devices are included in the recall. If so, consumers should contact Kidde Canada for a free replacement.
For additional information, consumers should contact Kidde Canada toll-free at 1-844-833-6394 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or at Kidde Canada's website by clicking on Product Alerts.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.