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SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!

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TAKE NOTICE!! This is a NATIONWIDE RECALL of 37 Million Fire Extinguishers made by Kidde
 
I am having all 6 of my home Fire Extinguishers recalled and replaced by Kidde
This includes the White Type B C Fire Extinguisher in my Winnebago.
Replacements take 15 working days!
See details on link below
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2 hours ago, Aggie79-82a said:

 My new extinguisher should arrive in 15-20 business days according to the Kidde website.

I got the same response!!

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17 hours ago, chirakawa said:

I was hoping mine was on the list, but it's a First Alert.

Same here for RV, house, and vehicles. All are First Alert.

This is still great info and the word needs to be spread.

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Speaking from a past life as an Indiana licensed Master Firefighter specializing in fire safety and arson investigation, ALL dry chemical extinguishers must be inverted and shaken and/or hit against a tire to loosen the dry powder, because it gets shaken down/compacted from not being moved daily and often will not work as designed otherwise. This was taught in fire schools since the early '70'''s.

This recall should apply to ALL portable  dry chemical extinguishers IMO. I'll be phoning in my extinguisher model numbers Monday, thanks for the heads-up.

 

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10 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

Speaking from a past life as an Indiana licensed Master Firefighter specializing in fire safety and arson investigation, ALL dry chemical extinguishers must be inverted and shaken and/or hit against a tire to loosen the dry powder, because it gets shaken down/compacted from not being moved daily and often will not work as designed otherwise. This was taught in fire schools since the early '70'''s.

This recall should apply to ALL portable  dry chemical extinguishers IMO. I'll be phoning in my extinguisher model numbers Monday, thanks for the heads-up.

 

Very good advice , Ray . Thank You . :)

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On 11/4/2017 at 7:47 PM, Ray,IN said:

Speaking from a past life as an Indiana licensed Master Firefighter specializing in fire safety and arson investigation, ALL dry chemical extinguishers must be inverted and shaken and/or hit against a tire to loosen the dry powder, because it gets shaken down/compacted from not being moved daily and often will not work as designed otherwise. This was taught in fire schools since the early '70'''s.

This recall should apply to ALL portable  dry chemical extinguishers IMO. I'll be phoning in my extinguisher model numbers Monday, thanks for the heads-up.

 

Nothing to do with clogging or damp powder....

Also "speaking from the past"  - depending on the governing body, extinguishers located in *businesses* (or other occupancies where  mandated) are required to be serviced annually.

Many of the servicing agencies would NOT service extinguishers with plastic parts (handle, nozzle, etc.) due to safety concerns when re-pressurizing. 

You (usually) won't find the *small*  portable dry chem extinguishers on fire apparatus, usually they are the large Ansul type.  However, due to the above, you won't find extinguishers (with plastic parts) mounted on the walls in fire stations.

It's not difficult to find 2A 10 BC portable extinguishers with metal head, nozzles, and handles at reasonable retail prices.  

And yes - for home (or RV) use you should be checking the gauge to be sure it's charged and periodically inverting and tapping the bottom to insure the powder doesn't "pack down".

When you think it's time for a new one - it's time for a "fire drill' with the old one!  Take it outside and discharge it - see how it works and how to use it.

BTW - information at seminars and/or equipment by/from "Mac The Fire Guy" is  excellent.

 

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I went to Mac's site and the "store" was down. I emailed him from his site  but never heard back. How can I reach him?

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