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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

Health Canada has expanded the list of Kidde- and Garrison-branded fire extinguisher products covered by a recall notice issued in November, 2017.

The recall covers many Kidde fire extingishers with plastic handles manufactured between 1973 and 2015, and push-button trigger products (with no pressure gauge) which were sold primarily for kitchen and watercraft use.

The fire extinguisher can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle may detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

As of November 2, 2017, the company has received 2 reports of limited or failed activation in Canada, 1 of these reports involved property damage. Neither Kidde nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer injuries in Canada related to the use of these products.

The recalled Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers were sold from January 1, 1973 to August 15, 2017 at various retailers.

The recalled Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers were sold from August 11, 1995 to September 22, 2017 at various retailers.

A full list of affected models can be found on the Canadian Government website: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65014r-eng.php
Instructions for exchanging an affected extinguisher can be found on the manufacturer's website: http://www.kiddecanada.com/

 

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2018
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
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Feb     7    0    16
Mar    10    6    13
Apr    26    8    23
2018   50   24    80

2017
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Feb     7    3    16
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Apr    19    5    19
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Jun     9    5    17
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2016
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Apr    19    3    13
May     8    5    22
Jun    15    6    20
Jul    16    6    13
Aug    14    6    21
Sep     9    2    17
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Nov    11    5    19
Dec    11    4    15
2016  148   56   236

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2012  174  41   83 298

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