Kidde fire extinguisher recall

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Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby comodave » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:58 pm

Kidde is recalling huge numbers of fire extinguishers with plastic handles. Check out their web site for info. I just called and they are replacing 6 of mine.
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby El L Sea » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:15 pm

I have 9 coming.
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby prowlersfish » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:55 am

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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby prowlersfish » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 pm

5 on the way
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby WayWeGo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:19 pm

2 for me and a warranty replacement from First Alert for one that is losing pressure after a year. I bought 4 for the boat last year and 3 need replacement.

Kind of scary to have a 75% failure rate in one year on safety items!
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby BobCT » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:52 pm

So this is a bit scary. Thanks to this post, I have one for each car, two for the house and four on the boat now replaced. They send you the new ones and boxes to send the olds ones back. I figured since I have all the extra ones around, let me run a few drills with family and friends. I just "tested" my wife....

Not only did it take a long time for her to figure out how to remove the pin, once it was out she was squeezing the wrong part of the handle with of course no results. There was zero chance of her putting out a fire in an emergency. I have a feeling this was not an uncommon reaction. Like a flare gun, the person who needs to use a fire extinguisher is probably using it for the first time in a real life situation.

I would strongly recommend that you follow up on the recall and practice using all of the old ones. This was a huge eye opener for me tonight. Going back to the flare gun, I have had this exact same conversation with the Coast Guard. I have never fired one and said basically that I'll be learning how to use it - when I need it. I'm not so much worried about me but insert wife, friend, etc., into that scenario. This is the kind of stuff they should be teaching at the boating classes!

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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby prowlersfish » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:09 pm

Well I got 1 out 5 today Have tracking on another shipment . They want the old one back . ok what one do I send ?? LOL :shock: :shock:
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby prowlersfish » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:49 am

The handles seem cheap on the new one , we will see how they hold up . I was thinking most of mine were 1A10BC the replacement one is 10BC . We will see what else the send .
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby prowlersfish » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:52 am

Got all five now . Three are ABC ( 1A 5BC ) One was a industrial grade , the rest exact replacements . Two out of the five were replacement on the last recall / I hope the got it right this time .
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Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Postby WayWeGo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:29 pm

Just got a 3A 10BC to replace a 2A 10BC that was the last one I reported. This one came with steel handles to replace the plastic handled one.

Still waiting for two smaller ones for the boat that I reported first...
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