Name of product: Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
Units: About 167,000 Distributor: Walter Kidde
Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
Hazard: 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
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.
Texas Department of Insurance
Personnel licensed by the State Fire Marshal's
Companies licensed by the State Fire Marshal's