Kiddie, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling approximately 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 units in Canada due to a faulty valve component which could cause the disposable fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.
This recall affects 31 models of Kiddie disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves that were manufactured July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014 and sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online. (Venus Fire Protection does not carry or sell Kiddie products.)
The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated and can be identified by the 10-digit date code stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Date codes for the 2013 recalled units are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X.
For the specific models numbers affected and further information, click here.