Consumer product recall

Kidde XL Fire Extinguisher

Starting date:
March 1, 2009
Posting date:
March 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kidde XL Fire Extinguisher

Product description

This recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX210R and E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008. "Kidde" and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher.

If your extinguisher is one of the listed model numbers and is marked with the year 07 or 08, contact Kidde to determine if you have a recalled extinguisher.

Hazard identified

The pressurized cylinders in the recalled fire extinguishers can lose pressure and fail to operate. In the event of a fire, this failure could put a consumer and property at risk.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these XL extinguishers.

Number sold

Approximately 14,808 units of the extinguishers were sold at various hardware stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled extinguishers were sold from October 2007 to April 2008.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.



Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc.


South Carolina


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately inspect the pressure gauge.

If the gauge points to the red zone, consumers may contact Kidde to receive a free replacement extinguisher. However, if the gauge is not in the red zone but consumers have questions about an extinguisher with the listed model numbers identified above, they may also contact Kidde for additional information.

For more information, consumers may contact Kidde at 1-888-345-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site.