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Some Fire Extinguishers Under Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves

4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers Face Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves, Does Not Fully Put Out Fire

product recall due to faulty valveThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a product recall for 4.6 million fire extinguishers, manufactured by Kidde.

The plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers face product recall due to faulty valve components, which can cause the fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is pressed repeatedly, which may not fully put out the fire and could risk injury to the consumer.

The product recall covers 31 models of the disposable fire extinguishers, which have Zytel black plastic valves. The products come in red, white, and silver, and were manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014. They have either an ABC or BC rating. Check the right side of the name plate for the rating. Model numbers covered by the product recall include 10BC, 1A 10BC, 1A 10BCW, 2A10BC, 5BC, 5BCW, FA10G, FA110, FA5B, FC10, FC110, FC5, FH/ RESSP, FX10, FX10BC, FX10K, FX210, FX210R, FX210W, FX340GW, FX340SC, FX5II, KFH Twin, M110 Twin, M5 Twin, Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, Mariner 5 G, RESSP and XL 5MR. Model numbers can be found on a nameplate on the front of the fire extinguisher.

Kidde stated that they have received 11 reports of the fire extinguishers failing to discharge, which led to the product recall due to faulty valves. Fortunately, no injuries or deaths have been reported because the fire extinguishers failed to put out the fire.

The product recall covers 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the US, as well as 175,000 in Canada.

Defective Product Recalls and Personal Injury in South Carolina

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products, and improper or delayed product recalls. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety, such as issuing product recalls in a timely fashion. Although any product could be subject to a recall due to improper testing, some of the most common product recalls are for automobiles and automotive parts, drugs and medical devices, and children’s toys.

To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products have been recalled because they are defective or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue product recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers.

Consumers that have been harmed by defective products such as drugs, medical devices, or other products, may be eligible to receive legal remedies. Such legal remedies, or damages, may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Punitive damages are also available in many jurisdictions to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

The Strom Law Firm Protects Citizens Harmed by Delayed Defective Product Recalls

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm keep a close watch on recalls of dangerous and defective product recalls in the US. We aim to protect our clients’ health and safety, and hold manufacturers to the highest possible standard of safety. If you or a loved one have experienced severe, life-limiting side effects from a defective product or drug, and believe that your pain stems from a product recall that came too late, you may be entitled to compensation. The Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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  1. It’s good to know there’s a law firm prepared to take charge of proof, “demonstrating a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public!”

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