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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Lawsuit

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Lawsuit

Kidde recalled over 40 million fire extinguishers that were sold since January 1973 after receiving hundreds of reports of malfunctions, 16 injuries, and 1 death. Our lawyers are taking injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims over $250,000.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Kidde fire extinguisher lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or had property damage in excess of $250,000, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

In November 2017, Kidde recalled 40.5 million fire extinguishers with plastic-handles because they may not work in an emergency. The recall was announced 3 years after a person died in a car fire because emergency responders could not get the fire extinguisher to work.

Fire Extinguisher Malfunctions and Injuries

There have also been 391 reports of failed or limited activation of the fire extinguisher, or nozzle detachment, as well as 16 injuries (smoke inhalation or minor burns), and 91 reports of property damage.

What is the Problem?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall:

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.”

Was My Fire Extinguisher Recalled?

The recall covers 134 models of fire extinguishers that have been sold since January 1, 1973 — including both Kidde plastic-handle fire extinguishers and Kidde push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. The recall also involves Kidde fire extinguishers that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015.

Where Were They Sold?

They were sold at many retail stores, such as Montgomery Ward, Sears, Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, and online. Some commercial trucks, RVs and boats were also sold with the fire extinguishers.

List of Recalled Fire Extinguishers

The recall covers 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers that were made from January 1, 1973, through August 15, 2017. Here is a complete list of fire extinguishers that have been recalled by Kidde:

Plastic-handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015
2A40BCGillette TPS-1 1A10BCSams SM 340
6 RAPHome 10BCSanford 1A10BC
6 TAPHome 1A10BCSanford 2A40BC
Ademco 720 1A10BCHome 2A40BCSanford TPS-1 1A10BC
Ademco 722 2A40BCHome H-10 10BCSanford TPS-1 2A40BC
ADT 3A40BCHome H-110 1A10BCSears 2RPS 5BC
All Purpose 2A40BCHome H-240 2A-40BCSears 58033 10BC
Bicentenial RPS-2 10BCHoneywell 1A10BCSears 58043 1A10BC
Bicentenial TPS-2 1A-10BCHoneywell TPS-1 1A10BCSears 5805 2A40BC
Costco 340J.L. 2A40BCSears 958034
FA 340HDJ.L. TPS-1 2A40BCSears 958044
FA240HDKadet 2RPS-1 5BCSears 958054
FC 340ZKidde 10BCSears 958075
FC SuperKidde 1A10BCSears RPS-1 10BC
FC210R-C8SKidde 2A40BCSears TPS-1 1A10BC
Fire Away 10BC SpanishKidde 40BCSears TPS-1 2A40BC
Fire Away 1A10BC SpanishKidde RPS-1 10BCTraveler 10BC
Fire Away 2A40BC SpanishKidde RPS-1 40BCTraveler 1A10BC
Fireaway 10 (F-10)Kidde TPS-1 1A10BCTraveler 2A40BC
Fireaway 10BCKidde TPS-1 2A40BCTraveler T-10 10BC
Fireaway 110 (F-110)KX 2-1/2 TCZTraveler T-110 1A10BC
Fireaway 1A10BCMariner 10BCTraveler T-240 2A40BC
Fireaway 240 (F-240)Mariner 1A10BCVolunteer 1A10BC
Fireaway 2A40BCMariner 2A40BCVolunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
Force 9 2A40BCMariner M-10 10BCXL 2.5 TCZ
FS 340ZMariner M-110 1A10BCXL 2.5 TCZ-3
Fuller 420 1A10BCMariner M-240 2A40BCXL 2.5 TCZ-4
Fuller Brush 420 1A10BCMaster Protection 2A40BCXL 2.75 RZ
FX210Montgomery Ward 10BCXL 2.75 RZ-3
FX210RMontgomery Ward 1A-10BCXL 2-3/4 RZ
FX210WMontgomery Ward 8627 1A10BCXL 340HD
FX340GWMontgomery Ward 8637 10BCXL 4 TXZ
FX340GW-2Quell 10BCXL 5 PK
FX340HQuell 1A10BCXL 5 TCZ
FX340SCQuell RPS-1 10BCXL 5 TCZ-1
FX340SC-2Quell TPS-1 1A10BCXL5 MR
Gillette 1A10BCQuell ZRPS 5BCXL 6 RZ

 

Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
AUTO FX5 II-1FC5M10G
FA10GFS10M10GM
FA10TFS110M110G
FA110GFS5M110GM
FA5-1FX10KM5G
FA5GFX5 IIM5GM
FC10H110GRESSP
FC110H5G

Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers: The recall involves 8 models of Kidde Pindicator fire extinguishers made from August 11, 1995 to September 22, 2017. They were primarily sold for use in home kitchens, personal watercraft, and boats.

Push Button Pindicator Models manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017
KK2M5PM
100DAUTO 5FX
210DAUTO 5FX-1
M5PFF 210D-1

What Should I Do?

If you own one of the recalled fire extinguishers, immediately contact Kidde to get instructions on how to return the recalled extinguishers.

Kidde is offering a free replacement extinguisher with a metal handle. You do not need proof of purchase, but you must supply Kidde with the model number, manufacturing year, date code, and serial number.

For more information, call Kidde at 855-271-0773, or visit www.Kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall.”

Do I have a Fire Extinguisher Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Kidde fire extinguisher lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or had property damage in excess of $250,000, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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