Approximately 175,000 were sold by various retailers in Canada between Aug. 2013 and Nov. 2014. Consumers are being asked to check the date code and model number of their fire extinguishers immediately.
The extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released multiple times because of an “out-of-specification” valve, according to the recall issued by Health Canada.
The extinguishers affected are white or red and are either ABC or BC-rated. The Kidde or Garrison logo and serial numbers are on the nameplate. The date code is an ink jet 10-digit number stamped on the side of the cylinder near the bottom. Digits 5 to 9 of the number indicate the day and year of manufacture.
The extinguishers affected were manufactured between July 23, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014, according to Health Canada.
For the models/model numbers affected, visit https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/43609r-eng.php?utm_source=twitter_hc&utm_medium=social_en&utm_content=feb6_recall1&utm_campaign=social_media_14
Anyone with a recalled fire extinguisher should contact Kidde Canada for a replacement. For more, call Kidde Canada at 1-844-833-6394.
There have been no reports of incidents or injuries involving the recalled fire extinguishers, according to Health Canada and Kidde Canada.
Source: Mississauga News By Pam Douglas