RECALL NOTICE ALERT—Judy Pennett (CB handle “Hey Jude”)

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported.

 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.

Remedy:  Replace

Recall date: November 2, 2017

Recall number: 18-022

Consumer Contact:

Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.  Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717.  For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.

Note: This recall includes fire extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde branded fire extinguishers included in these previously announced recalls should also be replaced. All affected model numbers are listed in the charts above.

Recall information for fire extinguishers used in RVs and motor vehicles can be found on NHTSA’s website.


The firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.

Sold At:

Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at, and other online retailers for between $12 and $50 and for about $200 for model XL 5MR. These fire extinguishers were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats.

Plastic-handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015

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

Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017

AUTO FX5 II-1 FA10T FA5-1 FC10
FC5 FS110 FX10K H110G
FA10G FA110G FA5G FC110


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