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Massive Recall of Fire Extinguishers
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Post# 966162   11/5/2017 at 09:25 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Some 40 million units, some dating back to the 70's.
Sounds like a no-questions-asked replacement of affected models.


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Post# 966176 , Reply# 1   11/5/2017 at 10:32 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Wow, that is a huge recall. I have two extinguishers like the one on the left. Bought them when I purchased the house 15 years ago. Suppose I should replace them. Wouldn't want one to fail in case of an actual emergency. Thanks for the heads-up on this one!

Post# 966183 , Reply# 2   11/5/2017 at 10:54 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Sounds like the plastic valves are not aging gracefully and fracturing in the moment when they're needed...
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Post# 966191 , Reply# 3   11/5/2017 at 12:03 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Here is a direct link to the page to get a free replacement.
I just submitted my first of two. Takes about 3 minutes.


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Post# 966200 , Reply# 4   11/5/2017 at 12:33 by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        
Thanks

Thank you Strictly, That was fast and easy and according to the site a replacement is on the way.

Post# 966637 , Reply# 5   11/7/2017 at 16:28 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Our church has several Kidde extinguishers, but they are commercial models with metal handles. They have inspection tags indicating date the inspector was there.




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