RELEASED March 12, 2009Release # 09-151
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 345-4407CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers Units: About 167,000Distributor: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
The pressurized cylinders in the recalled fire extinguishers could lose pressure and fail to operate. In the event of a fire, this failure could put a consumer and property at risk. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008. “Kidde” and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher. If your extinguisher is one of the listed model numbers and is marked with the year 07 or 08, contact Kidde to determine if you have a recalled extinguisher. Sold at: Department, home, and hardware stores nationwide from October 2007 through April 2008 for about $35.Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde to receive a free replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone, but you have questions about an extinguisher within the listed model numbers, please contact Kidde for additional information. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kidde at (888) 345-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Kidde.com
Kidde, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling some of its 10-pound industrial fire extinguishers that have a welded steel neck collar cylinder, are 19-21 inches high, were manufactured between the years 1991 and 2000, and sold to commercial fire equipment distributors and some stores. These units incorporate black plastic Zytel® nylon valves that may degrade over time, and may result in the valve spontaneously separating from the cylinder. These units were primarily designed for the commercial and industrial market, and the vast majority of them will be found in businesses and other commercial spaces. However, a limited number of consumers may have purchased these for their home.
This alert is an extension of Service Bulletin 007 that Kidde issued in July 2004, alerting fire extinguisher distributors and service organizations to the problem, and offering voluntary replacement. These extinguishers require professional service every six (6) years. Due to that service requirement and since the last extinguisher was manufactured in 2000, Kidde estimated at the time of Service Bulletin 007 that there were only 100,000 of these extinguishers still in the marketplace. Kidde has replaced 50,000 of those units through the past year's collective actions.
There have been no consumer injuries reported in connection with these recalled units. Since Kidde's launch of Service Bulletin 007, there have been no further injuries to fire extinguisher distributors who service and inspect these units pursuant to NFPA 10. Fire extinguisher distributors and service organizations are directed not to service these units. These units should not be rotated, handled or transported.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2011Release #11-300Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 334-8694 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Emergency Exit Signs Recalled by Best Lighting Products Due to Failure to Illuminate WASHINGTON, D.C. -
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights Units: About 450Manufacturer: Best Lighting Products, of Pataskala, Ohio Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. of Conyers, Ga. Hazard: The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency. Incidents/Injuries: There were ten reports of signs malfunctioning during testing after installation. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled exit signs have emergency lights fixed at either end with "EXIT" in red or green in the center. The fixtures are installed in commercial buildings, such as hotels and office buildings. Affected model numbers can be found on a label affixed inside the fixture housing and on the outside of the packaging, and include: LHQM LED G M6, LHQM LED R M6 and LHQM LED R HO M6. Affected models have the following date codes on the inside fixture housing: 1003S10, 1004S10 or 1005S10. Dates on the packaging carton include any calendar dates in March, April or May 2010.Sold to: Authorized distributors nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for $100 to $200.Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting for a free replacement product. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (800) 334-8694 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.lithonialighting.com
PYRO-CHEM, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is conducting a recall for the following product. Name of Product: KITCHEN ONE® Wet Chemical or FLAG FIRE® Water Fire Extinguishers Units:
Approximately 54,000Manufacturer: Ansul Incorporated of Marinette, WI.
Hazard: If the fire extinguisher is dropped horizontally from a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet, the pick-up tube may crack at the threads between the pick-up tube adaptor and the stainless steel tube. If a pick-up tube is cracked, the extinguisher can fail to discharge properly when activated, which can put users at risk during a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recall program involves KITCHEN ONE Wet Chemical and FLAG FIRE Water Fire Extinguishers manufactured and shipped between May 2003 and September 9, 2005. The recall program involves pick-up tube replacement:
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Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, SFC America Announce Recall to Repair Fire Extinguishers WASHINGTON, D.C. -
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recalls in voluntary cooperation with the firms listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers Units: About 50,900Manufacturer: Strike First Corp., of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada .
Importer: Strike First Corporation of America (SFC America), of Front Royal, Va.
Hazard: The fire extinguishers can fail to discharge properly when the trigger is activated, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: SFC America has received three reports of the fire extinguishers failing to discharge properly when activated. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Strike First 2.5 lb and 5 lb dry chemical fire extinguishers with model numbers WBSF-ABC110AP, WBSF-ABC210AP, and WBSF-ABC340AP. The model number is located under the manufacturer's address on the far right hand side of the instruction label. The recalled fire extinguishers have the following serial numbers: Model Number Serial Number RangeWBSF-ABC110APTC101566 through TC108819WBSF-ABC210APTC114969 through TC135000VV822001 through VV832000WH161001 through WH167622 WBSF-ABC340APTC135894 through TC142345The serial number is located on the extinguisher's label, below the "UL" mark. The fire extinguishers are red, and designed for commercial, industrial, multi-residential and vehicle applications.
Sold at: Fire extinguisher dealers nationwide from December 2002 through April 2004 for between $13 and $21.
Manufactured in: Canada Remedy: Consumers with fire extinguishers included in the recall should immediately contact SFC America for information on how to arrange to have their extinguishers repaired.
Consumer Contact: Call SFC America at (800) 255-5515 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the SFC America Web site at www.strikefirstusa.com
Recall Summary Name of product:
Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers
A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.
YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT RYAN SAFETY SERVICES AT 623-872-3838:
Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.
About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada
This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers:
Mariner 5 G
Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.
Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for between $18 and $65, and about $200 for model XL 5MR.
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina