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Old 03-30-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Major Safety Recall

Just got this info & figured I'd pass it on. I need to check mine when I get home today.
Major Recall Of Fire Extinguishers Commonly Found In RVs

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/...Extinguishers/
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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Thanks... but I already swapped mine out for a larger Amerex

Part of my job description includes dealing with around 100 fire extinguishers We have about 4 or 5 different brands. Kidde are the worst. We used to buy Badger but their quality has gone down hill, so now we are moving to the Amerex as the others age out.

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Old 03-30-2015, 11:57 PM   #3
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Went to Kidde.com, (found safety notices way at the bottom), entered model and date code and they are sending me a replacement. No need to send the old one back. Instructions say keep until replaced, discharge, throw in trash. Very easy. Thanks for the alert! Millions are affected, get yours before they run out!
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That was fast! Replacement came today, 9 days from date of application. Thanks Kidde!
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That was fast! Replacement came today, 9 days from date of application. Thanks Kidde!
Ok, now throw that one away and get a fire extinguisher that will give you a fighting chance in the event you have to use it.

The baby extinguishers they stick in the RVs are the very minimum to satisfy DOT requirements.

You may have seen the video of the Class A that had a tire catch fire. The guy had his RV supplied extinguisher out and it didn't do jack on that fire and the guy was awake and instantly on top of the problem.

That litte extinguisher is false security at best.

If you have to keep it at least cut the plastic pin retainer so you won't waste valuable time trying to break it during a high stress situation.
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Mine came with a "First Alert" rechargable fire extinguisher . I also carry a 10lbs fire extinguisher in the truck. Hope I never need them !
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I have a couple of 5# from work that have "aged" out. They are over 12 years old so we can't use them unless they get hydrotested, and at ~$25 a pop to test and new extinguishers are in the $35-$40 range it is a no brainer. I re-do all of our extinguishers at work so I know they are good, just have an out of date can. FWIW most of the ones at work don't make it to the 6 year mark in the field. Most of the field ones are 10# with some 20#.

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My favorite extinguisher was a 100 foot ladder truck with 1000 gallons of water and 20 gallons of injected AFFF!
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My favorite extinguisher was a 100 foot ladder truck with 1000 gallons of water and 20 gallons of injected AFFF!
Got a mounting bracket for that one?

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Actually, the replacement was too large for the RV. Bracket too light-duty, no hold strap, and it would get tossed around. It became our fireplace device in the home, and that one went into the RV. It's middle-sized, and a First Alert at that. Less than 3 months old, and with a good, strap-type hold down. The "defective" one was discharged and discarded. Think I will follow Aaron's advice, and put another in the truck.
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