The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.
Note: This recall includes fire extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde branded fire extinguishers included in these previously announced recalls should also be replaced. All affected model numbers are listed in the charts above.
Recall information for fire extinguishers used in RVs and motor vehicles can be found on NHTSA’s website.
About 37.8 million (in addition, 2.7 million in Canada and 6,730 in Mexico)
The main control modules on Kozy Heat-, Ambiance- and Stellar Hearth-brand direct vent fireplaces and inserts can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and fireplace inserts, turn off the gas to the units and contact the dealer where the unit was purchased or Hussong Manufacturing to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced free of charge.
About 13,600 in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots. Consumers should discard the pourable gel fuel and bottles in accordance with local and/or state environmental regulation(s).
About 1.6 million bottles and cans
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the company for a full refund.
About 16,500 bottle and jugs. (This recall was first announced in September 2011)
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles to the retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund.
"About 26,500 bottles"
The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, turn off the gas to the units and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to arrange for a free inspection and, if necessary, valve replacement. The firm's dealers are contacting known purchasers.
The trim around the fireplaces can leak hot exhaust air, posing a burn hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact Miles Industries to schedule a free repair.
About 1,000 (in addition, about 1,900 were sold in Canada)