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Kidde XL Fire Extinguisher Voluntary Recall

posted on May 12, 2009
You may have heard that in the United States, Kidde recently announced a voluntary recall of certain XL
Fire Extinguishers that were manufactured in Mexico between October 2007 and April 2008 because they
may lose pressure faster than others, due to an off-specification lubricant.

Because Kidde takes product quality very seriously, Kidde Canada is also voluntarily recalling similar fire
extinguisher models sold in Canada that were also made in Mexico during the same timeframe. A formal
notice of the recall was posted by Health Canada on March 25, 2009.

The Canadian voluntary recall involves Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX210R and E-
340-3 sold 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 asked, please advise your customers and/or help them to check if their extinguisher is one of the listed
model numbers and is marked with the manufacture year 07 or 08. If so, the customer should immediately inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, please instruct them to contact Kidde Recall Center at 1-888-345-4407 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Mon-Fri to arrange for a free replacement extinguisher. They may also visit Kidde’s web site at for more

If the gauge is not in the red zone, the unit does not need to be replaced. However, if you have any
questions regarding your XL fire extinguisher please feel free to call Kidde Customer Service 1-800-880-
Less than 10,000 of these extinguisher models were sold in Canada during this timeframe. There have
been no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these XL fire extinguishers.
Thank you for your ongoing support. If you, or any of your customers, have questions about an
extinguisher within the listed model numbers and years of manufacture, please contact Kidde at the
number noted above.

Affected Canadian Models:

Kidde XL Models:
FX210R (Home Series 2-A, 10-B:C Part number 21007170)
E-340-3 (Home Office 3-A, 40-B:C Part number 466297 (excludes PROSERIES packaging))

Fire extinguisher recall Strike First Brand

posted on Dec 13, 2005

Product Safety Recall

Fire equipment distributors, inspection, service and recharge organizations
Serial #'s
Manufactured between:
Dec. 2002 - Feb. 2004
December 2005

Strike First Corporation is voluntarily issuing Service Bulletin SB 1.0. Strike First has determined that the value stem seat in a number of its 2.5lb and 5lb dry chemical models may prevent the extinguisher from discharging properly when the trigger is activated. As a result of this condition. Strike First has initiated a fire extinguisher retro-fit program. RETRO-FIT KITS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL STRIKE FIRST DISTRIBUTOR OR STRIKE FIRST CORPORATION DIRECTLY. Each retro-fit kit includes a replacement valv stem asembly, and detailed instructions for removing the existing valve stem assembly from an affected unit and replacing it with the new valve stem assembly.

Strike First (Diamond) models WBSF-ABC110P, WBDL-ABC310P and WBDL-ABC340P with certain serial numbers are included in this Service Bulletin. The serial number is located on the extinguisher's label, below the "ULC" mark.

These units are designed for commercial/industrial, multi-residential and vehicle applications. The vast majority will be found in businesses and other commercial spaces. which require service by a fire extinguisher service company. The affected extinguishers can be visually identified by comparing them to the images above.

How Does the Retro-Fit Program Work

Dealers: Strike First asks that you contact persons and organizations to whom yo usold the limtied calss of fire extinguishers affected by this Bulletin, and provide them with a copy of the attached "Notice to Owner", which describes the retrofit program and advises the owner how to ensure that the unit is properly retrofitted. In the even that you sold fire extinguisheres affected by this Bulletin to another distributor or dealer, Strike First asks that you forward a copy of this Bulletin and a copy of the "Notice to Owner" to that distributor or dealer.

Inspection, service and recharge organizations: Strike First asks that: (a) you contact persons and organizations that are known to possess fire extinguishers affected by this Bulletin, and provice them with a copy of the atached "Notice to Owner", which describes the retrofit program and advises the owner of an affected unit how to ensure the unit is propery retrofitted; and (b) in the course of inspecting, servicing and recharging fire extinguishers affected by this Bulletin, or as requested by an owner, you retrofit affected units in accordance with the instruction and using retrofit kits provided by Strike First.

Voluntary Public Recall of Garrison Residential Fire Extinguishers

posted on Dec 13, 2005
Garrison is voluntarily recalling the 4.0-lb, 2A10BC Residential Fire Extinguisher (Canadian Tire product number 46-0066-6) due to a potential safety issue. It has been determined that the valve stem seat ("O" Ring) in a limited number of these items may prevent the extinguisher from properly discharging its contents when the trigger is activated.

Customers are being asked to return this product immediately to their local Canadian Tire store for an exchange or full refund. They can also call 1-866-372-1305 toll-free for further information.

The voluntary recall affects Garrison 4.0-lb, 2A10BC Residential Fire Extinguishers with Canadian Tire product number 46-0066-6, and the following serial numbers only:
  • From 113305 through to 125500
  • FromVV628001 through to VV641000
  • From VX828002 through to VX831000
The serial number is located on the extinguisher label, just below the 'ULC' marks.

All other Garrison 4.0-lb, 2A10BC Residential Fire Extinguishers are not affected by this recall and are safe to use.
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