One of the most popular fire extinguishers used in many RVs – including Roadtrek – and widely sold to consumers throughout North America at big box stores like Home Depot and Walmart is being recalled by by the manufacturer because of a potentially faulty valve.
There are 31 models of Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers being recalled after 11 reports of the extinguishers failing to work. They have Zytel black plastic valves, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the extinguishers failing to discharge.
The extinguishers were sold between July 2013 and October 2014 at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, online and other department stores. There are about 4.6 million units in the United States, according to the CPSC.
Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher at (855) 283-7991. The company says consumers should keep the one they have until the replacement unit arrives.
There is a nameplate with the model number affixed to the front of the extinguisher. A full list of the models being recalled is available here, http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers/#remedy.
I have posted the official safety recall from Kidde below. If you have questions, contact the company, not Roadtrek.
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