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Fire Extinguisher Recall #1242045 Sun Nov 05 2017 12:32 PM
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Tiny Offline OP
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Kidde has issued a recall for dry powder fire extinguishers. Some go clear back to the '70s. If you have a dry power extinguisher in your vehicle, home or shop go <HERE> and take the link to find out if yours is included. I discovered both of ours (home and '38) are part of the recall and have free replacements on the way. If you have a small one in your vehicle the print on the label is very small so have a magnifying glass handy. Also the location of the model numbers and serial numbers in the graphics they show on the web site aren't always accurate for all models so be prepared to try more than one number. For example the date code on my small one is supposed to be 10 digits long but was only four (1993). Once I included six additional numbers on the other edge of the label it worked. They were all on the same line but not connected as a single number. They have a phone number to speak with a live person if you need help. Also Kidde makes extinguishers under other brand names so if your's isn't a Kidde, check it anyway.


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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1242376 Tue Nov 07 2017 02:14 PM
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dh53 Offline
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Thanks for the info Tiny. I also have an affected Kidde fire extinguisher. Went through their simple process, and supposedly a new one will arrive at my door in about 2 weeks. We'll see...

Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1242395 Tue Nov 07 2017 06:07 PM
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Pretty important info. It would be a bad day if you needed it and it didn't work. There are probably a lot of us with them in home, the garage and the vehicle. If you don't have at least one in each you need to get one.


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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1242399 Tue Nov 07 2017 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiny
Pretty important info. It would be a bad day if you needed it and it didn't work. There are probably a lot of us with them in home, the garage and the vehicle. If you don't have at least one in each you need to get one.

Agreed. I just registered 3 recalled ones at work and two at home (one in the daily driver truck and another for the camper). Have a couple of others that are not affected.

For the older ones without the long date code, but just a 4 digit date, you can just omit the date code entry. If you put in anything other than 5 digits it chokes. One of mine was 1991 and another 1994.

I've had to use a fire extinguisher on a van that had an engine fire going down the road. 3 or 4 of us pulled over to help out. They were unloading their stuff to save it from a complete loss, but we got the fire out before the whole van went up.

Last edited by klhansen; Tue Nov 07 2017 06:36 PM.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1242837 Fri Nov 10 2017 03:39 PM
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Just submitted two for the recall, Thanks to Tiny!


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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1243638 Fri Nov 17 2017 12:21 PM
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Just wanted to bump this topic back to the top. I checked all my fire extinguishers last night and 2 out of 3 were effected. New ones on the way.


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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1243639 Fri Nov 17 2017 12:36 PM
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Thanks Chris!
I checked mine and don't have any Kiddi fire extinguishers.
Never trusted such an important tool with the name Kiddi.
I have used about four over the last 40 years.
Saving other folks cars.
Never got reimbursed for any of them.

One time I needed one and it did not have any pressure in it.
Unscrewed the handle and shook out the powder, to put the fire out.
So save the old ones, just in case you need a backup plan.

Don


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Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1243640 Fri Nov 17 2017 12:51 PM
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Tiny Offline OP
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You might want to check them anyway Don. They produce other brand names, that are part of the recall, as well.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
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Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1243641 Fri Nov 17 2017 01:03 PM
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Thanks Tiny, I will today.

Don


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1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Fire Extinguisher Recall [Re: Tiny] #1243668 Fri Nov 17 2017 05:48 PM
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I have two in my 55 pickup, both were recalled. I am waiting on the replacement extinguishers. Anybody received theirs yet? And what do they want you to do with the old ones?

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