Extinguisher identification guide shows how to find the serial and model numbers

Affected units may lose pressure

Fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall of about 167,000 Kidde XL fire extinguishers. Pressurized cylinders in the affected units could lose pressure and fail to operate, putting consumers and their property at risk in the event of fire.

The recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, and E-340-3 manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008. Consumers can find the model number on the extinguisher’s front label and the manufacture year stamped on the bottom.

If you own an affected extinguisher, you should check the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde for a free replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone but you still have questions, please contact Kidde for additional information at 888-345-4407 between 0800 and 1700 Eastern time Monday through Friday or visit Kidde’s website.