Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge
Name of product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers.
Hazard: 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.
Units: About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada
Description: 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: 10BC, 1A 10BC ,1A 10BCW, 2A10BC, 5BC, 5BCW, FA10G, FA110, FA5B, FC10, FC110, FC5, FH/RESSP, FX10, FX10BC, FX10K, FX210, FX210R, FX210W, FX340GW, FX340SC, FX5II, KFH Twin, M110 Twin, M5 Twin, Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, Mariner 5 G, RESSP, XL 5MR
Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.
Sold at 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.
Importer(s): Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina
Manufactured in Mexico
Consumer Contact: 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.
System Sensor Recalls Combination Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Name of product: i4 Series System Sensor combination carbon monoxide (CO)/smoke detectors
Hazard: The detectors can fail to detect carbon monoxide gas in the home, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Units: About 1,450
Description: This recall involves System Sensor i4 series combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W manufactured between 9/3/14 and 9/13/14. The detectors are round, white, and measure about 5.5 inches in diameter. Recalled units have date codes 4091 or 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.
Consumers should immediately contact System Sensor to obtain a free replacement combination CO/smoke detector. Consumers should keep using the recalled detectors until replacement detectors are installed.
Sold at Security equipment dealers nationwide during September 2014 for about $75.
Manufacturer(s): System Sensor, of St. Charles, Ill.
Manufactured in Mexico
Consumer Contact: System Sensor at (800) 736-7672 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.systemsensor.com, and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.