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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 08:07:37 AM »
I got 3...
I had to get a professional-grade extinguisher to get insurance for my restoration business; they are definitely better quality!  But...I have to take it in once a year for certification.  They take one look at it, write a new tag and charge me $10. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 12:31:48 PM »
In a quick search I found two more, four total, and entered all in the recall data base. It was relatively easy and I had no problems. You get a recall number and a potential replacement date (2 to 3 weeks). Now that it's day time, I got two more cars to check.
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 04:29:03 PM »
5 of my 6 Kidde Fire Extinguishers were accepted. I also have 2 push button Extinguishers from BRK Electronics (not affected by recall). 8 total, 2 in the enclosed car trailer, 1 in the garage, 1 on the patio and 4 in the house. My submission resulted in a message about my replacements: "It should arrive within 15-20 business days."

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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 08:50:10 PM »
Looks like mine was affected too.  I should log on here more often never know what you can learn.
I've just been way to busy with other projects of late...
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 10:10:17 PM »
IIRC the recall was for over 30,000,000 units.
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 12:40:11 AM »
IIRC the recall was for over 30,000,000 units.
Counting Canada, around 40,000,000. Figure $20 to make, $10 to ship - that's $1,200,000,000, if all are replaced.
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 08:45:49 PM »
I got my first replacement today. It looks like a fire extinguisher. (I really wanted a C6ZF-F carb.)
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 09:32:35 PM »
I got 2 replacements (white). They claim the other 3 (all red) do not qualify.

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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 10:46:40 PM »
What did they tell you to how to dispose of your old extinguishers?
I'm awaiting replacement of my 3 units.

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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 11:14:33 PM »
I got 1 of 2 replacements this past Friday.  They included a return shipping label with instructions to ship the old unit back.
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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 12:24:12 AM »
I got 1 of 2 replacements this past Friday.  They included a return shipping label with instructions to ship the old unit back.

They will come in individual boxes with the retail box inside. Remove the new fire extinguisher from the retail box, put the old one in, put the retail box back in the outside box (take the return label out first), tape the box shut and apply the return label over the old shipping label. Guess I need to drop these off at a Fedex location.

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Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall -
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 04:10:43 PM »
What did they tell you to how to dispose of your old extinguishers?
They will come in individual boxes with the retail box inside. Remove the new fire extinguisher from the retail box, put the old one in, put the retail box back in the outside box (take the return label out first), tape the box shut and apply the return label over the old shipping label. Guess I need to drop these off at a Fedex location.
There's a phone number in the instruction sheet for pickup.
I called Kidde and asked how to match up the new extinguisher with the ones I had called into be replaced, I have six. What I was told was that one size fits all for a replacement, a 3 pound 6 ounce unit, what you sees is what you gets. There appears to be a fit problem with some units to be replaced that are taller than the replacement to reuse the box. One that I have is 17 inches, the box is 18. Tight tit.
My advice. Make it work. Also, on multiple units to be replaced - call FedEx for a pickup of all after all are replaced.
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