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Important Safety Alert

PYRO-CHEM® Recalls Fire Extinguisher that
Could Fail to Operate

PYRO-CHEM, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is conducting a recall for the following product.

Name of Product: KITCHEN ONE® Wet Chemical or FLAG FIRE® Water Fire Extinguishers

Units: Approximately 54,000

Manufacturer: Ansul Incorporated of Marinette, WI.

Hazard: If the fire extinguisher is dropped horizontally from a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet, the pick-up tube may crack at the threads between the pick-up tube adaptor and the stainless steel tube. If a pick-up tube is cracked, the extinguisher can fail to discharge properly when activated, which can put users at risk during a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall program involves KITCHEN ONE Wet Chemical and FLAG FIRE Water Fire Extinguishers manufactured and shipped between May 2003 and September 9, 2005. The recall program involves pick-up tube replacement for the following extinguishers:

Brand Model Part Number(s)
KITCHEN ONE Wet Chemical KS-6000

552055 (UL)
552500 (ULC)

K01-2 432843 (UL)
432848 (ULC)
FLAG FIRE Water PWS-25G 552050 (UL)
552501 (ULC)

Model numbers can be found on the fire extinguisher labels. Affected models meet the following criteria: The year 2004 or 2005 is stamped on the hanger hook attachment on the shell. For year 2003 models, only models with the following serial numbers on the extinguisher nameplates are affected:

KITCHEN ONE Wet Chemical Extinguishers

AA 145501 thru
AA 145750
AA 239001 thru
AA 241000
AA 381501 thru
AA 383500
AA 279001 thru
AA 279500
AA 245001 thru
AA 249000
AA 383501 thru
AA 384500
AA 280501 thru
AA 281000
AA 249001 thru
AA 251000
AA 385001 thru
AA 395000
AA 378001 thru
AA 378500
AA 251001 thru
AA 252000
AA 474501 thru
AA 474984
AA 378501 thru
AA 379000
AA 252001 thru
AA 253000
AA 475001 thru
AA 475500
AA 379001 thru
AA 379500
AA 336501 thru
AA 338998
AA 475501 thru
AA 476491
AA 379501 thru
AA 380000
AA 380001 thru
AA 380304
AA 476501 thru
AA 477852
AA 489001 thru
AA 489496
AA 380501 thru
AA 380621
AA 511001 thru
AA 513500
AA 489501 thru
AA 490000
AA 381001 thru
AA 381448
 

FLAG FIRE Water Extinguishers

AA 123051 thru
AA 123996
AA 315501 thru
AA 316000
AA 421001 thru
AA 422000
AA 194001 thru
AA 195250
AA 316001 thru
AA 316443
AZ 704007 thru
AZ 704250
AA 195251 thru
AA 19550
AA 316501 thru
AA 316964
A 960251 thru
A 960493
AA 312001 thru
AA 312500
AA 417001 thru
AA 417500
AA 481501 thru
AA 485000
AA 313501 thru
AA 314500
AA 417501 thru
AA 418500
AA 519001 thru
AA 519500
AA 314501 thru
AA 314919
AA 418501 thru
AA 419500
AA 419501 thru
AA 420000
AA 315001 thru
AA 315413
AA 419501 thru
AA 420000
 

Sold By: Ansul Incorporated through its authorized PYRO-CHEM fire equipment distributors from May 2003 through September 2005. Extinguishers were sold by distributors to their end users for about $150 to $225 each for the kitchen units and for about $100 each for the water units.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Pick-up tube replacement will be performed during routine annual maintenance. The pick-up tube assembly is inside the extinguisher and cannot be visually inspected without de-pressurizing and disassembling the extinguisher. This work should only be done by an authorized PYRO-CHEM Distributor. Owners concerned about an extinguisher prior to the scheduled maintenance, due to signs of physical damage such as dents or scratches, should contact their authorized PYRO-CHEM Distributor to request a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call your PYRO-CHEM distributor or PYRO-CHEM’s Quality Assurance Department at 1-800-906-3575 (US/Canada) or 1-715-732-3575 (Outside US/Canada) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

ONE STANTON STREET, MARINETTE, WI 54143

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