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HUGE Kidde Fire Extinguisher RECALL
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More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.

The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973 through Aug. 15 of this year. It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015.

Owners should contact Kidde to ask for a free replacement and for instructions on how to return recalled models. Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at    http://www.kidde.com


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companie...smsnnews11

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I'm taking care of my procrastination issues;
Just you wait and see.
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DigitalNomad (12-18-2017), Kathleen (12-08-2017), NoodleAndSnick (11-16-2017), Linda Cripple-Creek (11-07-2017), pamerica (11-07-2017), frater secessus (11-03-2017), tx2sturgis (11-02-2017), gsfish (11-02-2017), Florida boondocker (11-02-2017)
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Thanks for this...I checked all six of my small extinguishers and three are First Alert models, two are older Kidde units, along with a Buckeye Equipment extinguisher that came with the van.

While I was doing that, I also checked the gauges, all good.

One (and possibly both) of my Kidde extinguishers is on the recall notice!

One ringy dingy.....two ringy dingy....
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
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never buy the extinguishers with the plastic valves. besides being cheaply made you can't refill them. highdesertranger
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the fire extinguisher in my kitchen has been there since I moved in was included in the recall. already filled in the paperwork on kidde website and a replacement is coming.
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Thank you.  I checked my new fire extinguisher because of your post, and it  has been recalled.  I called Kidde and the nice lady is sending me a replacement.

I also learned that some of the defective units date back to 1973. I hope a lot of people see this information and check their extinguishers.

 You may have saved lives with your post.
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Rainbow 
I was online researching which fire extinguisher would be best for my minivan. Saw the Kidde recall so won't buy that brand. Also saw HDR's comment re don't buy the ones with plastic handles.

Then there was mention of checking the home fire extinguishers. Wasn't even thinking about that. Must do now. Good to know that if it is a Kidde they will send a replacement model.

I'm going to shop today for a good one for vehicle, a co/smoke detector combo plus an outdoor temp & humidity monitor. Anyone with recommendations pls speak up. Mine will not be wall mounted, need monitors that can be kept in the cubby next to my bed.
"Awareness is your greatest skill."
Tom Brown, Jr.
Author, Teacher, Outdoorsman
Tracker School, NJ
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I'm still waiting on my free replacement...it's been over a month now.

Huh
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Rainbow 
(12-08-2017, 07:37 PM)tx2sturgis Wrote: I'm still waiting on my free replacement...it's been over a month now.

Huh

Hmmm, hope it arrives soon, tx. I recently wrangled with a company re my 5 yr old bed. Whole unit was 2k, and due to back injury that had to be spent. But it was defective, and worse than an air mattress for my back.

Finally mustered the energy to tackle a company mgr. Convinced her via words & photos that the darn bed was faulty and I needed a refund. End of story: old bed removed, now sleeping on brand new bed.

 Kidde better send your replacement. They'll be hearing from me, because they made the one in my old adobe....
"Awareness is your greatest skill."
Tom Brown, Jr.
Author, Teacher, Outdoorsman
Tracker School, NJ
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Thanks for the heads up! Found two of the recalled units in my garage. Will be giving Kidde a call today!
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After about 6 weeks, the expected delivery time, I just got an email stating my replacement is on back order.
Ah well, at least they let me know.
I'm taking care of my procrastination issues;
Just you wait and see.
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