How to File a Claim for a Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
A was announced in 2017 and is one of the largest recalls ever. Kidde announced the recall that recalled millions of fire extinguishers for serious defects just two years after a prior recall was announced for similar issues in 2015. A judge recently ordered Kidde to pay a twelve million dollar fine as part of a consent decree settling allegations by the Department of Justice that the company knowingly misled the government and the public about the extent and scope of the issues with some of its products.
Chances are, if you purchased a Kidde fire extinguisher before the recall date, you might have a defective product. Even if you didn't purchase an extinguisher before 2017, you might possess one that came with your home, boat, RV, or something else. In addition to the fire extinguishers, Kidde has voluntarily recalled approximately:
- 226,000 smoke alarms
- combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
With all the recalls, it's easy to get confused. DoNotPay has a Recall Claim Product that can make it easy to get help with your recall claim.
How Do I Make a Claim for the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall?
First, you need to determine if your . You can find out by checking your extinguisher information such as:
- Data code
- Model number
- Other information
Go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website for a complete list of the products covered by the recall. The recall involves over 37 million Kidde fire extinguishers in the United States, plus another 2.7 million in Canada. The list covers 134 models of Kidde plastic handle fire extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017 and eight models of Kidde push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers made between 1995 and 2017.
Once you determine that you have one of the recalled units, you should contact Kidde to request a free replacement. You can call them on their toll-free number or visit the Kidde company website for more information.
Why Does Kidde Recall So Many Fire Extinguishers?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the problem with the recalled units is that they can become clogged or may require excessive force to discharge, leaving you helpless and unprotected during a fire. Also, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
A recall on Kidde's smoke alarm line, which includes smoke and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, is also in effect over concerns that they can fail to alert users to a fire.
Who Is Eligible for the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall?
With over 37 million units subject to recall, the chances are that if you own a Kidde fire extinguisher purchased before 2017, your unit will need to be replaced. You must go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website to ensure that you own one of the models included in the recall.
Do I Immediately Get a Recall if I Report My Product?
Not necessarily. Though Kidde claims to be responsive, with the vast number of products involved in the recall and smoke alarm recall, there may be some wait time involved. You might ask to furnish proof of purchase or ownership or call customer service could be a lengthy process getting to the correct department and waiting in the phone queue. You can also apply for a refund or replacement through the website, but this may take time to get a response.
DoNotPay offers an easy and quick way to process your recall for your Kidde fire extinguisher. This process will shorten its time to gather and disperse the required information. And it will cut down on your stress and frustration.
Through our, all you have to do is tell us about the product you purchased and provide receipts/other evidence, and we'll contact the company on your behalf. Whether you're looking for a refund, repair, or replacement for your product, DoNotPay can make sure that your request gets delivered to the right people.
Here's How the Product Recall Claims Product Works:
- Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.
- Tell us how you found out about the recall.
- Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.
- Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.
- Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.
And that's it. DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly to confirm how the refund/replacement will be issued or the next steps to get the item repaired.
Why Should I Use DoNotPay for My Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall?
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DoNotPay Works for Other Recalls Too
If you have other products that are being recalled, DoNotPay can help. We can help in four ways:
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