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2.7 million fire extinguishers being recalled in Canada for being defective

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Daily Hive Staff Nov 02, 2017 2:11 pm 1,601

Nearly 2.7 million fire extinguishers are being recalled in Canada for becoming clogged during a fire emergency.

American company Kidde has received two reports of limited or failed activation in Canada, one of these reports involved property damage.

The recall also applies to the US where 37 million Kidde fire extinguishers were sold. Kidde has received approximately 391 reports of limited or failed activation or nozzle detachment, including 1 fatality, 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and 91 reports of property damage in the US.

The recall applies to the following models:

Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers

These fire extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC- or BC-rated
Model Number Date Code Range
46-0004-4 January 1, 1973 through October 25, 2015

For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher.

Date codes for products produced in 2007 to October 25, 2015 are 00107 – 29815.

46-0066-6
E 340
E-340-3
Fire Away 10BC French
Fire Away 1A10BC French
Fire Away 2A40BC French
Fire Away Canada F-10 10BC
Fire Away Canada F-110 1A10BC
Fire Away Canada F-240 2A40BC
Fuller Canada TPS-1 1A10BC
Fuller Canada TPS-2 2A40BC
FX210R
Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A10BC
Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A40BC
46-0092-2 January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017.

Dates codes in Range 00212 – 22717

BC5GD
E10
E10H
E110
E5
Full Home 110
M5C

The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. 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.

Push Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers:

These fire extinguishers have a push-button design, were sold in red or white with a red or black nozzle. These models do not have a gauge (“no gauge”) and were sold primarily for kitchen and personal watercraft applications.
Model Number Produced between August 11, 1995 through September 22, 2017
Auto 5FX

All Date codes are affected

FF 210D Auto
KK2
M5P
M5PM
210D ULC

Consumers with these products may contact Kidde toll-free at 855-233-2882 from 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 am and 3 pm on weekends. Also, you can go online and click on “Product Safety Notices” for more information.

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