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1954khardtop
11-03-2017, 09:48 AM
Check the fire extinguisher in your Studebaker.
I Saw on the news today Kidde is recalling some of its fire extinguishers. They are some of the ones with plastic handles and nozzles.
I did a search online for Kidde recall and found a list of models affected and a phone number to call. I checked mine and found 2 that were on the list.
I called, and after a long wait on hold was helped by a very courteous customer rep. She took my contact information and the model and serial numbers of my extinguishers. After confirming they were on the list of recalled units she told me I would be receiving new ones in 10 to 15 business days, and gave me a conformation number.

Commander Eddie
11-03-2017, 09:58 AM
I will be checking all of mine this weekend. It's nice they are replacing them with no hassles.

DEEPNHOCK
11-03-2017, 10:09 AM
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The recall involves about 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers, plus 2.7 million in Canada. That covers 134 models of Kidde plastic handle fire extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017; and eight models of Kidde push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers made between 1995 and 2017.
Visit CPSC’s website (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and) for the full list and instructions on how to find the date code, model number and other information on your Kidde unit.
If you have one of the recalled units, you should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement. Call Kidde at (855) 271-0773 or visit the company’s website (https://inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/) for more information.

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Description:
This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.
Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2009/kidde-recalls-to-replace-fire-extinguishers-due-to-failure-to-operate) and February 2015 (https://www.cpsc.gov/recalls/2015/kidde-recalls-disposable-plastic-fire-extinguishers/). The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed 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 models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher.


Plastic-handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015



2A40BC

Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC

Sams SM 340



6 RAP

Home 10BC

Sanford 1A10BC



6 TAP

Home 1A10BC

Sanford 2A40BC



Ademco 720 1A10BC

Home 2A40BC

Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC



Ademco 722 2A40BC

Home H-10 10BC

Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC



ADT 3A40BC

Home H-110 1A10BC

Sears 2RPS 5BC



All Purpose 2A40BC

Home H-240 2A-40BC

Sears 58033 10BC



Bicentenial RPS-2 10BC

Honeywell 1A10BC

Sears 58043 1A10BC



Bicentenial TPS-2 1A-10BC

Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC

Sears 5805 2A40BC



Costco 340

J.L. 2A40BC

Sears 958034



FA 340HD

J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC

Sears 958044



FA240HD

Kadet 2RPS-1 5BC

Sears 958054



FC 340Z

Kidde 10BC

Sears 958075



FC Super

Kidde 1A10BC

Sears RPS-1 10BC



FC210R-C8S

Kidde 2A40BC

Sears TPS-1 1A10BC



Fire Away 10BC Spanish

Kidde 40BC

Sears TPS-1 2A40BC



Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish

Kidde RPS-1 10BC

Traveler 10BC



Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish

Kidde RPS-1 40BC

Traveler 1A10BC



Fireaway 10 (F-10)

Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC

Traveler 2A40BC



Fireaway 10BC

Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC

Traveler T-10 10BC



Fireaway 110 (F-110)

KX 2-1/2 TCZ

Traveler T-110 1A10BC



Fireaway 1A10BC

Mariner 10BC

Traveler T-240 2A40BC



Fireaway 240 (F-240)

Mariner 1A10BC

Volunteer 1A10BC



Fireaway 2A40BC

Mariner 2A40BC

Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC



Force 9 2A40BC

Mariner M-10 10BC

XL 2.5 TCZ



FS 340Z

Mariner M-110 1A10BC

XL 2.5 TCZ-3



Fuller 420 1A10BC

Mariner M-240 2A40BC

XL 2.5 TCZ-4



Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC

Master Protection 2A40BC

XL 2.75 RZ



FX210

Montgomery Ward 10BC

XL 2.75 RZ-3



FX210R

Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC

XL 2-3/4 RZ



FX210W

Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC

XL 340HD



FX340GW

Montgomery Ward 8637 10BC

XL 4 TXZ



FX340GW-2

Quell 10BC

XL 5 PK



FX340H

Quell 1A10BC

XL 5 TCZ



FX340SC

Quell RPS-1 10BC

XL 5 TCZ-1



FX340SC-2

Quell TPS-1 1A10BC

XL5 MR



Gillette 1A10BC

Quell ZRPS 5BC

XL 6 RZ






Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017



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





Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers: The recall involves eight models of Kidde Pindicator fire extinguishers manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in red and white, and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal watercraft applications.


Push Button Pindicator Models manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017



KK2

M5PM



100D

AUTO 5FX



210D

AUTO 5FX-1



M5P

FF 210D-1






Remedy:
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.

Commander Eddie
11-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Fantastic!
Thanks, Jeff.

Mike Van Veghten
11-03-2017, 10:47 AM
Interesting thing about fire extinguishers and other peoples fires.
I haven't carried one in a long time, but I used to have one at semi-easy reach. Over the many years, luckily I never needed to use one on my own car, but I did use it on many other cars, "problems". After giving my name to about 10 people promising a dollar return, as I recall, only one gave me reimbursement money for my effort/use of my extinguisher.
And that one was on the spot with a very grateful "thank you" and a few bucks..!

Mike

Skip Lackie
11-03-2017, 04:24 PM
Thanks Jeff.

swvalcon
11-03-2017, 06:32 PM
What do you want to bet all these fire extinguishers where made in China.

tomlewis
11-03-2017, 08:53 PM
What do you want to bet all these fire extinguishers where made in China.
Really? This recall goes back to 1973. I agree that there is some junk made in China(and elsewhere), but why the blanket bashing? How much stuff were we buying from China in 1973?

Maybe this is just my usual Friday afternoon happy hour response, but get a grip. Tom

DEEPNHOCK
11-04-2017, 06:57 AM
I think the commonality in all of this is plastic.
Plastic deteriorates over time. Ozone, UV, lots of things deteriorate plastic.
Some fast...some slow...
A fire extinguisher has to sit and wait. But it cannot fail, do to some plastic part not functioning.
And in todays letigious atmosphere......
The country of mfr? I have no clue, but you'd probably be embarrassed to find out.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by swvalcon http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?p=1080716#post1080716)
What do you want to bet all these fire extinguishers where made in China.



Really? This recall goes back to 1973. I agree that there is some junk made in China(and elsewhere), but why the blanket bashing? How much stuff were we buying from China in 1973?

Maybe this is just my usual Friday afternoon happy hour response, but get a grip. Tom

tomlewis
11-04-2017, 09:37 AM
It is now Saturday morning and Happy hour was over 14 hours ago and I'm back to being my usual affable self.

I took an inventory of my kitchen, house garage, detached garage, and big shop building, looking at all the fire extinguishers. I have other brands, but I have 6 manufactured by Kidde. All were on the list provided by Jeff. 4 were made in the USA, and 2 in Mexico. None in China

A big "Thank you" to Jeff for posting the list. I'll be on the phone Monday seeking replacements.

Tom

DEEPNHOCK
11-04-2017, 11:48 AM
Not looking for, wanting, needing, or accepting any thank you's....
This forum is for sharing info, good times, bad times, and knowledge....
If it is important, or interesting.. I guess I have a knack for finding out the info on that subject dejour..
Sharing info learned, gleaned, or hit in the face with... is normal to me...



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A big "Thank you" to Jeff for posting the list. I'll be on the phone Monday seeking replacements.
Tom

556063
11-04-2017, 12:23 PM
What do you want to bet all these fire extinguishers where made in China.

I have about ten of these in various places. Note the country of origin on the attached photo:

studefan
11-04-2017, 12:48 PM
I thank 1954Khardtop for bringing this to our attention. And, I thank DEEPNHOCK for providing more details.

dpson
11-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Yes, thanks for sharing this. I'll check mine out tomorrow.

With almost 40 million fire extinguisher's being replaced, plus possible law suits for defective units, it's hard to believe Kidde can stay in business.

swvalcon
11-04-2017, 04:49 PM
OK OK so none where made in China. I'll take my whipping. It's just that so much of the stuff from there is junk it just seemed possible. I find it hard to believe they are going all the way back to 73. If you've owned a fire extinguisher for 44 years I would say it time to replace anyway.

Commander Eddie
11-04-2017, 06:53 PM
Just went online and listed all 3 of my extinguishers. They all were on the recall and will be replaced. The data entry form on the website was easy to complete and only took a couple of minutes to list all 3. The site said my replacements would arrive in a couple of weeks.

BobPalma
11-04-2017, 08:47 PM
:!: Excellent, everyone; thanks so much. 'Have several to check. :cool: BP

Xcalibur
11-06-2017, 10:55 PM
I've got nine, of my 16, on the list! Imagine with over 40 million recalled (both US and Canada) how easy it's going to be to get through to Budde, hehehe.

1954khardtop
11-30-2017, 04:07 PM
I received the first of my 2 replacement extinguishers today. It came Fed-Ex with a return shipping label and instructions for return in the packaging it came in. The replacement is a definite upgrade over the original. It has a metal nozzle and a gauge, where the old one had a plastic tube and "pop-up' charge indicator.

Colgate Studebaker
12-01-2017, 06:16 AM
All 4 of mine needing replacement were made in Mexico, we received the replacements early this week, changed them out, repackaged them, called Fed Ex for pick up and they were gone the day before yesterday. Very efficient recall process, and it didn't cost us a cent or any inconvenience. Bill

Deaf Mute
12-01-2017, 03:59 PM
I have two replacements supposedly on the way. One for my Avanti & the other for my '53 Starlight.

Skip Lackie
02-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Just a bump to remind everyone to check their fire extinguishers and to thank 1954khardtop for starting this thread and Jeff for providing all the additional info. Over the years, I accumulated a wide variety of fire extinguishers for my cars, house, and garages. The Kidde recall provoked a review of all of them. I ended up throwing away two dead units, and sending six back (one more than 30 years old) to Kidde. The list of recalled units is not well organized, but their system otherwise worked well. Their phone reps were courteous and efficient, and the replacement units were delivered within ten days. They replaced six of my fire extinguishers. Kidde should get credit for replacing units that were decades out of warranty.

sweetolbob
02-01-2018, 08:50 AM
All 4 of mine needing replacement were made in Mexico, we received the replacements early this week, changed them out, repackaged them, called Fed Ex for pick up and they were gone the day before yesterday. Very efficient recall process, and it didn't cost us a cent or any inconvenience. Bill

Same experience here. A word of caution however, instead of calling Fedex I tried to drop mine off at the local Fedex package location. The gal said they were not authorized to handle hazardous materials so I needed to call to schedule a pickup or take it to a drop off location 20 miles away.

I called, conversation was quick and two days later they left my front porch in a Fedex truck.

Bob

Green53
02-01-2018, 09:19 AM
I called in for my replacements in November. They never arrived so I will start over.

Denny L

ddub
02-01-2018, 11:07 AM
My experience was good also. Once I was able to figure out which units were recalled things progressed rapidly and without a hitch. I dropped the return off at a mail center, no questions asked.

HOXXOH
02-01-2018, 01:53 PM
The recall was announced on a major TV news station and my local news station. I went online and found the info and had 3 of my 5 on the list. They arrived before Thanksgiving and I shipped the old ones back the next day. Easy peasy. The only downside was that the replacements were all the 6# size and 2 of the older ones were 2# ones that I had installed in cars, so I bought a new smaller one for one car.
Kidde is heavily advertising all their other products. Most likely to help cover their expenses. Home Depot is also running Kidde ads.

Mrs K Corbin
02-02-2018, 06:39 AM
I got a free one this way.