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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
2A40BC Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC Sams SM 340
6 RAP Home 10BC Sanford 1A10BC
6 TAP Home 1A10BC Sanford 2A40BC
Ademco 720 1A10BC Home 2A40BC Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC
Ademco 722 2A40BC Home H-10 10BC Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC
ADT 3A40BC Home H-110 1A10BC Sears 2RPS 5BC
All Purpose 2A40BC Home H-240 2A-40BC Sears 58033 10BC
Bicentenial RPS-2 10BC Honeywell 1A10BC Sears 58043 1A10BC
Bicentenial TPS-2 1A-10BC Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC Sears 5805 2A40BC
Costco 340 J.L. 2A40BC Sears 958034
FA 340HD J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC Sears 958044
FA240HD Kadet 2RPS-1 5BC Sears 958054
FC 340Z Kidde 10BC Sears 958075
FC Super Kidde 1A10BC Sears RPS-1 10BC
FC210R-C8S Kidde 2A40BC Sears TPS-1 1A10BC
Fire Away 10BC Spanish Kidde 40BC Sears TPS-1 2A40BC
Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish Kidde RPS-1 10BC Traveler 10BC
Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish Kidde RPS-1 40BC Traveler 1A10BC
Fireaway 10 (F-10) Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC Traveler 2A40BC
Fireaway 10BC Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC Traveler T-10 10BC
Fireaway 110 (F-110) KX 2-1/2 TCZ Traveler T-110 1A10BC
Fireaway 1A10BC Mariner 10BC Traveler T-240 2A40BC
Fireaway 240 (F-240) Mariner 1A10BC Volunteer 1A10BC
Fireaway 2A40BC Mariner 2A40BC Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
Force 9 2A40BC Mariner M-10 10BC XL 2.5 TCZ
FS 340Z Mariner M-110 1A10BC XL 2.5 TCZ-3
Fuller 420 1A10BC Mariner M-240 2A40BC XL 2.5 TCZ-4
Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC Master Protection 2A40BC XL 2.75 RZ
FX210 Montgomery Ward 10BC XL 2.75 RZ-3
FX210R Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC XL 2-3/4 RZ
FX210W Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC XL 340HD
FX340GW Montgomery Ward 8637 10BC XL 4 TXZ
FX340GW-2 Quell 10BC XL 5 PK
FX340H Quell 1A10BC XL 5 TCZ
FX340SC Quell RPS-1 10BC XL 5 TCZ-1
FX340SC-2 Quell TPS-1 1A10BC XL5 MR
Gillette 1A10BC Quell ZRPS 5BC XL 6 RZ

 

Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
AUTO FX5 II-1 FC5 M10G
FA10G FS10 M10GM
FA10T FS110 M110G
FA110G FS5 M110GM
FA5-1 FX10K M5G
FA5G FX5 II M5GM
FC10 H110G RESSP
FC110 H5G

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
KK2 M5PM
100D AUTO 5FX
210D AUTO 5FX-1
M5P FF 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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