Kidde fire extinguisher recall

TrashmanTrashman New Jersey/ philaPosts: 369Member ✭✭✭
edited November 5 in Non-Boating Related

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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 660Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks for that @Trashman
    When I wanted a new fire extinguisher earlier this year that's precisely why I didn't buy a Kidde even though we get a good deal through work. Didn't like the feel of the cheesy plastic handle. Went with a Garrison.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • TrashmanTrashman New Jersey/ philaPosts: 369Member ✭✭✭
    Most of us often opt for the deal, nothing wrong with that.  As a consumer, we should expect safety products to be reliable.  Especially on a boat!  This unfortunately is gonna cost kidde a ton of money.  I hope no one goes to grab one of these and it fails. 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,956Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    One of my fire extinguishers is on the recall.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,313Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 5
    Me too, one is ok but the other is in the recall. Both of mine are affordable kiddie.  
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    The reality is even the top end models of anything have recalls. The fact it’s been found and addressed is the positive part of this. 

    And yes, I need to check the 2 on the boat and the 2 at home. 

    Regards,

    Ian

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 5
    Thanks for posting.  I have four recalls (one on the boat, three at home).  

    It was easy:
    Call 855.271.0773 (open weekends too)
    Tell them the model / serial numbers
    They ship replacements, and instructions to dispose of the recalls
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  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    Well the 2 at home are on the list - the range of production affected is amazing.  I bet the 2 on the boat - to be checked this week - are on the list.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you have ANY Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles, don't rely on the web site to figure it out whether they are bad.  Just gather them all up and call Kidde.  
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Readers -- share this info with your local boating community.  Kidde fire extinguishers have been sold by West Marine and other boat supply stores for decades, so a lot of boats have them. 

    I agree with a comment from one of the news stories:  a defective fire extinguisher is worse than no fire extinguisher.  
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    Fully agree. Share with work colleagues too, we supplied my team with them for home offices with them having PC and server gear.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,743Member ✭✭✭✭

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., November 6, 2017—More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles, some on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “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.”
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This will put them out of business
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,743Member ✭✭✭✭
    I'll be surprised if they make it through this. But most people will never find out about it. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    They are a small part of a larger multinational and won’t go down. 

    Regards,

    Ian

  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 484Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks Trashman for valuable safety info. I haven't checked my boat yet, but one out of three at my house is a Kidde. The other two are First Alert, which I don't see listed but they have plastic handles too.

    Andy.
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,313Member ✭✭✭✭
    Wondering what happened, Sounds like the plastic used for the handles was not the right plastic 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    I went to the boat today and brought back the 2 from there, according to the listing the M110GM is one of the units as well as my 2 red H110G's at home. So I punched in the models, serial numbers and dates and got a screen telling m e these were unaffected. Huh? I thought they all were in these ranges, the recall notices suggest as such, not that there is a limitation of production runs etc. So now I have a confidence issue as to these units so the 1800 number they offered to call will be called Monday to get some clarity.

    Any one else pursued further?

    Regards,

    Ian

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Call Kidde - don't trust the web site.  If they have plastic handles, they are probably affected.  Mine are H110G.
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    So just had a call with Kidde and yes, these are on the recall list. The guy had no clue why when logging via the website it said not affected and his system said they were. 4 units to be shipped out.

    As @LaRea suggested, call them in but if you do enter via the web site and it tells you not affected, call in anyway on the 1855 number they give you.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,405Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 13
    I just called, I have 3 that are affected. 2 in the house and one on the boat. I didn't bother looking them up online, I just called. Use this number, 855-271-0773 .
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,405Member ✭✭✭✭
    They told me that Kidde owns First Aleart and some of those models are on the list also.
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    As well as many others rebranded.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 484Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 14
    Between 2 houses, a camper and the boat I have seven Kidde fire extinguishers. Only three are under recall. One of the 5 pound models was a "pro" version with a metal handle and pin, so no problem. The 2 from my boat are OK apparently although the plastic lever looks the same as the recalled models which seems odd. The person who answered my call was very helpful and the process was fairly easy, except the model numbers are in a tiny font and hard to read, so have a magnifying glass handy!

    I asked about First Alert and was told they are not part of this recall.

    Andy
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