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TO: DMR Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Quality Management
DATE: October 20, 2005
RE: Recall of Kidde Brand 10 lb. Fire Extinguishers

SAFETY ALERT

Dear Provider,

Kidde Brand 10 lb. Fire Extinguishers, manufactured between 1991-2000 have been recalled.

Stop using the product immediately. The nylon valves on these extinguishers can separate from the steel cylinder creating a safety hazard to fire extinguisher service personnel and consumers.

Attached documents include the Recall Alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission dated July 26, 2005 and an Informational Sheet from the DMR Southbury Training School Fire Department. Kidde has a replacement program for these fire extinguishers; information about getting a replacement can be found in either document.

More information can be obtained by visiting Kidde's Web site at:

http://www.kiddeus.com

DAM/pb

Attachments:
Recall Alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF, 203 KB)
Informational Sheet from the DMR STS Fire Department (PDF, 129 KB)