Safety Alert Number 0903234

Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers
Due to Failure to Operate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at )
Name of product: Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
Units: About 167,000
Distributor: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. , of Mebane, N.C. Hazard: The pressurized cylinders in the recalled fire extinguishers could lose pressure and fail to operate. In the event of a fire,
this failure could put a consumer and property at risk. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW,
XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, XL2.5TCZ-3, XL5TCZ-1, E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between
September 2007 and April 2008. "Kidde" and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The
manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher. If your extinguisher is one of the listed model numbers and is marked with
the year 07 or 08, contact Kidde to determine if you have a recalled extinguisher. Sold at: Department, home, and hardware stores nationwide from October 2007 through April 2008 for about $35. Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde to receive a free
replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone, but you have questions about an extinguisher within the listed model
numbers, please contact Kidde for additional information. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kidde at (888) 345-4407 between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at