feedback
facebook page
Follow Me on Pinterest
twitter page
google plus page
rss feed

Recalled Product

Item detail and remedy information

Search Recalls or Browse by Category
Consumer Products (?)
Food & Health (?)
Vehicles (?)
Home > Recalled Products > Home & Garden > Safety & Security > Fire Extinguishers & Suppressors > Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Recall: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

email
email

On 2017-11-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to a potential impact hazard. This product sold new for about $12 to $200.

About 38 million units are involved in this Kidde fire extinguisher recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Fire Extinguishers & Suppressors category in 2017.

Check My Fire Extinguisher  |   See Other Recalled Fire Extinguishers & Suppressors

Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
Image of Recalled Kidde plastic handle fire extinguishers 240734
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: kidde.com
Phone: 855-271-0773

Do you work for a company involved with this recall? Contact us to learn how you can control data, information and ads shown on this page.

What is the problem?

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

Please click here to see recall details.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde 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.

Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.

Advertisement

Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

Back to Top


+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

Advertisement

Own a Different Fire Extinguisher?

Add it to Items I Own,™ and our system will check it for past recalls, then keep checking daily, so you don't have to. Click "I Own a Similar Item" to continue.

Items I Own™ is a free WeMakeItSafer service.

Latest Safety Recalls

Select image for details, including additional styles.

 

Advertisement

Comments

Do you have comments or questions about this recall? Share them here.

Note: The recalling companies may not be monitoring these comments; they should be directed toward the public. Community Guidelines apply.

comments powered by Disqus
Back to Top

Similar Products Recalled Recently:

See All Similar Recalls
2015-02-12
Kidde Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers
2009-03-12
Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
2009-03-12
Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
2008-11-20
EDP 3112 Rotor and Shaft Assemblies
2006-11-13
K-GUARD;, SENTRY; and FLAG FIRE; Model Fire Extinguishers


Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

Search Recalled Products or Browse by Category
Consumer Products (?)
Food & Health (?)
Vehicles (?)
Latest Product Recalls
Consumers
Register Products
Check for Recalls
Find Resources
Brands & Retailers
Connect to Customers

Consignment Sales
Check Inventory
Install Recall Finder
Take Safety Pledge

Home Inspectors
Check Appliances
Developers
APIs & Feeds
Recall Search for Web
Recall Search for Mobile
Facebook Apps

Researchers
Product Recall Statistics
About
Company
Contact
Press
Blog

Social
Facebook
Twitter