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Woofer

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SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:52:44 PM »
TAKE NOTICE!!
This is a NATIONWIDE RECALL of 37 Million Fire Extinguishers made by Kidde with PLASTIC HANDLES AND NOZZLES <<--- They JAMB!
Already blamed for one death where someone was trapped in car and the Kidde units plugged up and would not discharge

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
http://www.wcvb.com/article/378-million-fire-extinguishers-recalled/13139866
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 10:34:18 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. I carry five extinguishers and have three in our house. Will have to check them all.

Here is a link to the Kidde recall site:

https://inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/ 

 
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 08:20:46 PM »
Even if it is not a Kidde it is good practice to shake your extinguishers from time to time. You can add this to checking your fire alarm batteries each year. The chemicals will settle into a puck at the bottom of the extinguisher and not spray as much fire retardant as it should. Just give it a shake to break up the clumps and put it back where you keep it.
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 05:51:13 AM »
I remember back when I was in the Navy, we were taught to turn PKP (dry chemical) extinguishers upside down and thump them on the deck before discharging them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 07:23:40 AM »
Good info, I will check mine asap.
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 10:30:39 AM »
I remember back when I was in the Navy, we were taught to turn PKP (dry chemical) extinguishers upside down and thump them on the deck before discharging them.


Better not do that to the recalled units!!! They all have plastic fittings and thumping them on a hard surface could cause a different problem!!!

I was also trained to shake them up but here at home, that was largely forgotten about.
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 12:51:43 PM »
I had a different problem and it was probably my own fault for not being more observant.

A few months ago while our propane grill was lit, flames started coming out of the connection between the propane tank and the hose.
 I immediately shut the burners off, and when I went to shut off the tank, I had to reach through the flames. I then made the cardinal mistake of turning the valve the wrong way and there was an immediate whosh of bigger flames, and they were right beside our wood shingled house. I tried once again to reach into the flames to turn the valve the correct way and naturally burned a couple of my fingers pretty badly before giving up and heading toward the fire extinguisher.
 When I went to pull the safety pin,  no matter how hard I tried, it wouldn't pull out. Now I was paniking and gave a mighty yank with my finger and almost took my finger off cutting it badly.
 I was then able to get the flames out, and when I examined why the pin wouldn't come out found that there was one of those tiny plastic tie wrap type things with the little tiny balls that evidently had the price tag attached to it at the store. 
Thankfully the whole situation turned out OK except for the burns that took almost a month to heal and the cut.
 Needless to say I went around the house and pulled the pin on every one of four other extenguishers

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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 08:31:00 PM »
I had a different problem and it was probably my own fault for not being more observant.

A few months ago while our propane grill was lit, flames started coming out of the connection between the propane tank and the hose.
 I immediately shut the burners off, and when I went to shut off the tank, I had to reach through the flames. I then made the cardinal mistake of turning the valve the wrong way and there was an immediate whosh of bigger flames, and they were right beside our wood shingled house. I tried once again to reach into the flames to turn the valve the correct way and naturally burned a couple of my fingers pretty badly before giving up and heading toward the fire extinguisher.
 When I went to pull the safety pin,  no matter how hard I tried, it wouldn't pull out. Now I was paniking and gave a mighty yank with my finger and almost took my finger off cutting it badly.
 I was then able to get the flames out, and when I examined why the pin wouldn't come out found that there was one of those tiny plastic tie wrap type things with the little tiny balls that evidently had the price tag attached to it at the store. 
Thankfully the whole situation turned out OK except for the burns that took almost a month to heal and the cut.
 Needless to say I went around the house and pulled the pin on every one of four other extenguishers

Jack L

thanks for the story.  checking our units tonight!
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 07:45:04 PM »
Late to this party but finally got around to checking the two at home and one in the coach.  All are good as one is metal and the other two have the horizontal pin with the curved handle (not affected). Kidde has a good site describing those which are affected and not affected and you can enter the info from your extinguisher to see if it is affected by the recall.  Thanks to this thread I know to shake the contents from time to time so they don't settle to the bottom and gunk up the works.

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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 08:29:39 PM »
Many years ago I got one of those stainless steel fire extinguishers that has water and compressed air in it.

I have used it several times and put out some good fires with it.   I refill it and continue to use it to this day.

best dang fire extinguisher in the world.

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 09:09:22 PM »
Many years ago I got one of those stainless steel fire extinguishers that has water and compressed air in it.

I have used it several times and put out some good fires with it.   I refill it and continue to use it to this day.

best dang fire extinguisher in the world.

Don't even think about using it on a electrical fire.   :o ??? If you do, you won't have to worry about doing it again.  :-[ :'( (:(
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 03:58:07 AM »
Good Morning,We have had 3 extingishers replace by kide very fast service only took 10 days.
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 05:28:53 AM »
Many years ago I got one of those stainless steel fire extinguishers that has water and compressed air in it.

We use those  quite extensively at the grain elevator I manage. They are quite handy for wetting down areas where welding and grinding is going to take place after a thorough cleaning has been done. Fortunately we haven't had to use them for any actual fire. Fires at a grain elevator is one of the scariest things that can happen. As stated above, don't use them around electrical systems.
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 07:03:51 AM »
We use those  quite extensively at the grain elevator I manage. They are quite handy for wetting down areas where welding and grinding is going to take place after a thorough cleaning has been done. Fortunately we haven't had to use them for any actual fire. Fires at a grain elevator is one of the scariest things that can happen. As stated above, don't use them around electrical systems.

After I retired from the USAF, I worked in the ag industry for 13 years and most of those involved grain elevators.  We did the same as you mention about wetting things down.  I fully retired in 2003 and that particular grain elevator burned to the ground in 2012.  You don't see many fires in grain elevators that are successfully fought unless they are of modern vintage and have fire suppression systems.

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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2017, 08:16:13 AM »
Don't even think about using it on a electrical fire.   :o ??? If you do, you won't have to worry about doing it again.  :-[ :'( (:(

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2017, 09:09:36 AM »
I've had this same fire extinguisher since back in High school.......had all kinds of fun driving around blasting kids off of bicycles.

(but,  I don't do that anymore  :D .. )

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2017, 09:15:41 AM »
Don't even think about using it on a electrical fire.   :o ??? If you do, you won't have to worry about doing it again.  :-[ :'( (:(

Does the fire department have the electricity shut off before they start hosing a house down ?
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 09:32:14 AM »
Yep, pretty much standard operating procedure.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 10:22:18 AM »
Does the fire department have the electricity shut off before they start hosing a house down ?

We use to pull the meter ASAP. Any other times, we just entered the structure and when water hit outlets, it would trip the circuit breakers. Usually it was just the contents burning and not necessarily wiring because that was in the walls. But before opening any walls or ceilings, the meter would have to be pulled or the power company would disconnect power at the pole.
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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 01:08:40 PM »
I'd like to bump this thread, as this recall is still ongoing and MANY that I've spoken to about it weren't aware. 

I have three Kidde units in our S&B home and one in the RV.  All were replaced under the recall.  Kidde is handling this well.  Once I filled out the online claim form, I had all of them on my doorstep within a week.  They also include prepaid return labels.  You simply box up the old ones in the packaging that came with the replacements, and send them back to Kidde.  Easy.

If you haven't already checked yours, please do.  Doesn't take long, and could save your property and your life!
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Re: SAFETY RECALL!!! Fire Extinguishers!!
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »
Ours was replaced within a week of filling out the form. The old one was picked up by FedEx at our front gate and returned without charge. And yes, it was standard practice in my department to have the first in truck company either pull the meter, or locate the breaker panal in the house and open the main as soon as possible. Also, the “water can” extinguisher referenced above should not be used for grease, oil or gas fires, as well as electrical fires. It can, however, do a fine job of soaking down the rookies during episodes of what is now referred to as “hazing”.
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 02:59:32 PM »
Several months ago Kiddie contacted me by mail. I filled out the form on their site and got the new one within a week or 2 with free return shipping. Then a couple weeks ago I got another one in the mail. As I was talking to the FedEx guy he told me one of his other customers has gotten 5 - so far - and they don't even have an RV or a boat. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
I have received 3, and BIL received 5.
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