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November 8, 2017

Kidde recall of fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Important Recall Notice

November 2, 2017

Dear Valued Fire Service Professional:

Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. A copy of the press release and the safety notice are enclosed. Kidde has sent copies to our retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety bulletin in locations that sold these extinguishers.

We value our relationship with the Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners and Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and would appreciate you spreading the word about this important safety recall in your fire safety efforts.

This replacement program was initiated because certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

As the safety of our customers is our priority, we are working with customers to obtain all recalled units and provide replacement options.

This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 23 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017, including some models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and in February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. Models are as follows:

Plastic handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015 46-0004-4 Fire Away 1A10BC French Fuller Canada TPS-1 1A10BC 46-0066-6 Fire Away 2A40BC French Fuller Canada TPS-2 2A40BC E 340 Fire Away Canada F-10 10BC FX210R E-340-3 Fire Away Canada F-110 1A10BC Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A10BC Fire Away 10BC French Fire Away Canada F-240 2A40BC Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A40BC

Plastic handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017 46-0092-2 E10H FULL HOME 110 BC5GD E110 M5C E10 E5

Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers: The recall involves six models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured from August 11, 1995, through September 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in white and red and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal water craft applications. Models are as follows:

Push-button Pindicator models produced between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017 210D ULC FF 210D AUTO M5P AUTO 5FX KK2 M5PM

Metal handle/valve fire extinguishers are NOT included in this recall. The unaffected models include the Kidde Professional line, Badger branded extinguishers and the recently introduced disposable metal handle/valve extinguishers.

If you receive consumer inquiries, please immediately direct them to contact Kidde at (855) 233-2882 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend to determine whether their extinguishers are affected. They may also visit www.KiddeCanada.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Zipser, Kidde’s community affairs manager, at Neal.Zipser@KiddeUS.com.