Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Recall

KIDDE Fire Extinguisher Recall

We have 3 Fire Extinguishers on Eximius and 1 at home (I know, where are my priorities?) and recently we found the details of the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall and decided to check out ours to see if they qualify.

Here's the process that I went through to see if any of our Extinguishers were subject to recall.

Step 1: Check to see if the model is subject to recall
  • Here's the Chart that helps identify the Extinguishers with Plastic Handles
  • And here's the chart for Push Button Extinguishers
Our Home Fire Extinguisher is a type FA5G and that is subject to recall.

Step 2: Check to see if the model serial numbered item is subject to recall
  • Here's the online form, it took only a minute to complete the first part of the form.
  • Clicking on Next take you to the form where you add your particular product info.
  • I added the home model to the form and submitted that.
  • That's it.
  • A few days later I received a replacement Fire Extinguisher and instructions for returning the old unit.
I copied the process for the three extinguishers from the boat, but neither of the two FA5G models were subject to recall.

The third extinguisher from the boat is not in their list! But then again, it's a 1987 Extinguisher, and it might show that it's fully charged, but ... well, what do you think?

I don't think much extinguisher powder will come out this thing.

We'll head out to the store and get a replacement.

Time to update the Service History and add "Inspect Fire Extinguisher" to the list.

We're loading the boat for our 5 day trip starting this weekend.

See you on the water.


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