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

March 1, 2015

Kidde or Garrison brand, black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers, manufactured between August 2013 and November 2014. 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 Code
Kidde 1A 10BC E110, FULL HOME 110 47871662968
Kidde 1A 10BCW E110, FULL HOME 110 47871661497
Kidde 2A 10BC FX210 47871071708
Garrison 2A 10BC 46-0066-6 47871074044
Garrison 5BC 46-0092-2 47871074020
Kidde 5BC E5,M5C, BC5GD 47871662944
Kidde 5BCW E5, M5C, BC5GD 47871661787
Kidde 10BC ELITE 10, ELITE 10 47871662951
Kidde FC110 E110, FULL HOME 110 47871680290

 

Hazard: Kidde has identified a quality issue with black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers. In a small number of instances, Kidde found that a supplier built a component that is out-of-specification. When the lever is pressed and released multiple times, the extinguisher may fail to fully discharge as designed.

Remedy: Replace.

Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard

June 1, 2014

Recall Details

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Description

This recall involves the Quantum® series ELM and ELM2 emergency light fixtures. They are about 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic and have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable lead acid battery. ELM or ELM2 appears on the label inside the fixture’s plastic housing above the battery. The recalled units have circuit boards that are green on both sides and either Rev B or Rev C printed in the top left corner. Emergency lights with circuit boards that are beige on one side and ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS fixtures are not included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Lithonia Lighting has received 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire, with one incident resulting in more than $100,000 of property damage to an office building. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting to receive detailed instructions on how to locate the circuit board and series name and to order a free repair kit, which includes a new circuit board.

Sold at

Electrical distributors, The Home Depot, W.W. Grainger, Inc. stores and other retailers nationwide and online at grainger.com and amazon.com from March 2010 through February 2014 for between $35 and $55.

Manufacturer

Acuity Brands Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.