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Old 03-07-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Fire Extinguisher Recall..

Last year I purchased two Walter Kidde plastic disposable fire extinguishers for my camper from Sams Club/Wal-Mart. A couple of day ago I received a recall letter. If anyone has purchased a kidde fire extinguisher for their camper, boat or home last year you might want to check. The fire extinguishers in question were manufactured in 2013-2014. Here is the recall letter I received:

February 12, 2015
Subject: CPSC Recall for Walter Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguishers

Dear Sam’s Club Member:
The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Product Safety and Compliance team has been notified that Walter Kidde in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission has initiated a Recall of their Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers with Model Numbers FA11O or FX34OSC. This recall is due to “a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury”.
Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10- digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X.
Our records reflect you may have purchased this product.
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher. Members may contact Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.
Sincerely,
Walmart Product Safety and Compliance
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:47 AM   #2
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Many different brands of those plastic ones have been found to be defective. We had to toss a number of them with Fish and Wildlife. Ours were made in China and the valve could and did separate from the bottle.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:08 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike! I'll be heading out to the Monte in the next couple of days and check out our additional extinguishers we've put in the unit and also some we have put in the house and buildings we have our at the farm.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:01 PM   #4
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I was a Career Firefighter for 36 years and recommend you never buy the all plastic fire extinguishers, They Are JUNK! The pick-up tubes in them break off when they fill them and we found that most of them will not work.

We always recommended getting the ones with the metal valves, they are refillable and will work First Time - Every Time!! They are a few dollars more but well worth the safety and security issue!!
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