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Kidde Recalls Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers Due to Potential Failure to Fully Discharge

Starting date:
February 6, 2015
Posting date:
February 6, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

This recall involves Kidde and Garrison branded black plastic Zytel® Nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014.

Product description

The affected fire extinguishers are white or red in color and are either ABC or BC-rated.  The Kidde or Garrison logo and serial number are located on the nameplate.  The date code is an ink jet 10-digit number stamped on the side of the cylinder near the bottom.  Digits 5-9 of this number convey the day and year of manufacture.

Affected units will have the following five digits in a date code:

  • 2013: XXXX20413X through XXXX36513X,
  • 2014: XXXX00114X through XXXX28814X.
The models are as follows:
Description Model Number UPC
Kidde 1A 10BC E110, FULL HOME 110 047871662968
Kidde 1A 10BCW E110, FULL HOME 110 047871661497
Kidde 2A 10BC FX210 047871071708
Garrison 2A 10BC 46-0066-6 047871074044
Garrison 5BC 46-0092-2 047871074020
Kidde 5BC E5, M5C, BC5GD 047871662944
Kidde 5BCW E5, M5C, BC5GD 047871661787
Kidde 10BC ELITE 10, ELITE 10 HOME, E10, E10H 047871662951
Kidde FC110 E110, FULL HOME 110 047871680290

Hazard identified

The disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge as designed when the lever is pressed and released multiple times.  This defect is caused by an out-of-specification valve component.

Neither Kidde Canada nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 175,000 units were sold in Canada at various retailers.

Time period sold

The affected fire extinguishers were sold between August 2013 and November 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.


Kidde Matamoros, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company, Inc.
North Carolina

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What you should do

Customers should immediately check the date code and model number on their plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers to determine if any of their devices are included in the recall. If so, consumers should contact Kidde Canada for a free replacement.

For additional information, consumers should contact Kidde Canada toll-free at 1-844-833-6394 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or at Kidde Canada's website by clicking on Product Alerts.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.