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    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.
    Last edited by 1954khardtop; 11-03-2017, 08:58 AM.
    Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

  • #2
    I will be checking all of mine this weekend. It's nice they are replacing them with no hassles.
    Ed Sallia
    Dundee, OR

    Sol Lucet Omnibus

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    • #3
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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 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 for more information.




      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 and February 2015. 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.

      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        Fantastic!
        Thanks, Jeff.
        Ed Sallia
        Dundee, OR

        Sol Lucet Omnibus

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            Thanks Jeff.
            Skip Lackie

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            • #7
              What do you want to bet all these fire extinguishers where made in China.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                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

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                • #9
                  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.


                  Originally Posted by swvalcon
                  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
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      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...



                      Originally posted by tomlewis View Post
                      <snip>

                      A big "Thank you" to Jeff for posting the list. I'll be on the phone Monday seeking replacements.
                      Tom
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                        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:
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                        • #13
                          I thank 1954Khardtop for bringing this to our attention. And, I thank DEEPNHOCK for providing more details.

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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Dan Peterson
                            Montpelier, VT
                            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                            • #15
                              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.

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