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I case you missed the announcement, the KIDDE Fire extinguisher Company has announced a voluntary recall of their fire extinguishers equipped with "plastic" handles. Check out the following web site for details.

If your extinguisher(s) are in the faulty category they will be replaced at no charge.

And if you don't have one in the shop and/or house and garage, I recommend adding one or more.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 01:34 PM
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That's a lot of fire extinguishers to recall!

The plastic nozzle/handle extinguishers were always a problem. I recall responding to a call where a plastic handle Kidde extinguisher mounted on the wall blew the nozzle mechanism right out of the extinguisher body. The nozzle/handle mechanism had penetrated the sheet rock above the extinguisher. 2 1/2 lbs of extinguishing agent makes a VERY large mess. The home owners were not impressed.
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The one in my RV is included. The online process to register & get a replacement is easy.
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I don't ahve an extinguisher in my shop and office. I think I'll get a couple of the larger ones. Sounds like a good idea. I know you have to have them recharged occasionally, but they have a dial indicator that tells you when. I'll look for a metal nozzle and handle. I think a steel box to hold volatile liquids is also a good safety measure that hopefully you'll never need.
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I saw that on Fox News last night. I agree that is a lot of fire extinguishers.

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I bought one last year and will have to check . If I can find it

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Talking of extinguishers, When I was serving my two years in the RAF one of the lads emptied the contents of one of the extinguishers, the type filled with Carbon Tetrachloride, and filled it with petrol to light the barracks stove!!!! I survived.
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I checked my fire extinguisher-outer and it is another brand. Metal valve and stamped metal handle and trigger so I'm OK but thanks for the notice.
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One thing that everyone should be aware of, the powder in these extinguishers is highly corrosive over time if it is not properly cleaned up. Back in the days of VCR's, if you had a small fire in one room and used dry chemical extinguisher. People were finding there VCR heads were pitted so bad the VCR was no good. I had a friend that had an electrical fire under the dash of his car. He used a very small spurt from a dry chemical extinguisher. After the repair and cleaning up as much of the dry chemical that was possible. With in a few months he started having computer and electrical problems with his car. After doing some investigation he found that a bunch of connectors had corroded pins on both end of the connectors. This was all caused by using dry chemical extinguishers.

I either use foam extinguishes or CO2 extinguishes, both are very hard to find and expensive also another alternative is a Halotron extinguisher also expensive. I have 2 Kidde foam extinguishers, Kidde no longer sells these extinguishers to consumers they are only available to commercial users.

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Good points, thanks for the update.

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