Extinguisher Recall

By: News Release
Apr 16th, 2018


Warm weather is upon us and it is time to start getting ready to hit the water. One preparation of utmost importance is your vessel’s fire extinguisher. Making this even more important this year is an ongoing safety recall of Kiddie fire extinguishers.

As announced by the consumer Product Safety Commission, Kiddie has recalled over 37 million plastic handled fire extinguishers. The recall involves two styles of disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017 and sold under various brand names and push-button “Pindicator” fire extinguishers manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017. This recall does not include all plastic handled fire extinguishers nor does it include metal handled fire extinguishers. These extinguishers can become clogged, can require excessive force to operate in an emergency or the plastic handle can break loose and become a projectile.

 What to do: Kiddie will replace your recalled extinguisher. Have your fire extinguisher information in front of you, (model number, serial number and date code) for each recalled fire extinguisher and call Kiddie toll free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30AM to 5PM ET Monday through Friday or go online at www.kiddie.com and click on “Product Safety Recall”

 What NOT to do: Don’t endanger your family, self or others and dilly dally around, get on the water and need your fire extinguisher. Once on the river you are pretty much on your own.

 The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org