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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Kidde recalls 40 million fire extinguishers

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For Immediate Release

Kidde, a fire safety manufacturer, has issued a recall of 40 million fire extinguishers.  Springfield residents who received a free fire extinguishers from the Springfield Fire Department from August 2016 through August 2017 may be affected.  

Reason for Product Recall

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. All affected models need to be replaced.

There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including one fatality, approximately 16 injuries, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

Who is Affected

Kidde is recalling fire extinguishers from 1973-2017, so any fire extinguishers you possess should be checked.  The fire extinguishers that the Springfield Fire Department distributed need to be replaced if they contain one or more of the following model numbers:

AUTO FX5 II-1

FC5

M10G

FA10G

FS10

M10GM

FA10T

FS110

M110G

FA110G

FS5

M110GM

FA5-1

FX10K

M5G

FA5G

FX5 II

M5GM

FC10

H110G

RESSP

FC110

H5G



 











Model numbers can be found on the bottom, right-hand corner of the Fire Extinguisher Label, as shown in the picture on the following page. (Note: There are several sets of numbers on the label. You are looking for the Model Numbers to determine if your extinguisher is part of the recall.)

How to Respond

If your fire extinguisher is a model number listed above, you should immediately call Kidde to receive your free replacement fire extinguisher.

Before continuing, locate and collect your Model Number, Serial Number (located above the model numbers), and Date Code (if applicable, it will be printed on the side of the fire extinguisher, near the bottom).  

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Once you have collected the necessary information, contact Kidde. 

Contact Information

You can request a replacement fire extinguisher by contacting Kidde. 


Toll-free phone number: 855-271-0773 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or

Online: www.kidde.com. Click on “Product Safety Recall” and fill out a Product Safety Recall form.



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For more information, contact the Springfield Fire Department media line at 874-2301.


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