Fire Safety

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Important recall notice

Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers.

The recall was initiated because certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

As the safety of our customers is our priority, we are working with customers to obtain all recalled units and provide replacement options.

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 23 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between Jan. 1, 1973, and Aug. 15, 2017, including some models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and in February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. Models are as follows:

Recalled Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers

The following models produced between Jan. 1, 1973 and Oct. 25, 2015 have been recalled:

  • 46-0004-4

  • 46-0066-6

  • E 340

  • E-340-3

  • Fire Away 10BC French

  • Fire Away 1A10BC French

  • Fire Away 2A40BC French

  • Fire Away Canada F-10 10BC

  • Fire Away Canada F-110 1A10BC

  • Fire Away Canada F-240 2A40BC

  • Fuller Canada TPS-1 1A10BC

  • Fuller Canada TPS-2 2A40BC

  • FX210R

  • Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A10BC

  • Kidde Canada TPS-1 2A40BC

The following plastic handle models with date codes between January 2, 2 012 and August 15, 2017 have been recalled:

  • 46-0092-2

  • BC5GD

  • E10

  • E10H

  • E110

  • E5

  • FULL HOME 110

  • M5C

Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers

The recall involves six models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured from Aug. 11, 1995, through Sept. 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in white and red and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal water craft applications.

Recalled Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers

 

The following push-button Pindicator models produced between Aug. 11, 1995 and Sept. 22, 2017 have been recalled:

  • 210D ULC

  • AUTO 5FX

  • FF 210D AUTO

  • KK2

  • M5P

  • M5PM

Contact Kidde at 855.233.2882 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend for more information or to determine whether your extinguishers are affected.

You may also visit www.kiddeCanada.com for more information. 

Smoke Alarms save lives

It is a proven fact that most fires are preventable. Yet, countless fire deaths and injuries still occur every year in Ontario.

Most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. Subsequent fire investigations reveal that in many of these fatal fires, there were no smoke alarms installed or the batteries were removed from smoke alarms.

When working smoke alarms are installed on every level of your home and outside the sleeping area, your chances of surviving a fire significantly increase. For added protection install smoke alarms in every bedroom. A smoke alarm can detect smoke from a fire which will alert occupants, giving them time to escape.

Take the time to learn more about smoke alarms and other fire safety information in this section.

Also, the Ontario Fire Code is available to reference online.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness 

 

"In Ontario, over 65% of all carbon monoxide deaths and injuries occur in homes."

After installing a Carbon Monoxide alarm:

  • Test CO alarms every month by pressing the test button
  • Replace batteries every year
  • Replace CO alarms according to manufacturer's instructions

What to do if the CO Alarm Sounds:

  • Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea and dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
  • If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants suffer from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately. Then call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services number from outside the building.
  • If your CO alarm sounds, and no one is suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, check to see if the battery needs replacing, or the alarm has reached its "end-of-life" before calling 9-1-1.

(Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, 2020)

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