September 27, 2000
BRK Recalls 600,000 First Alert Fire Extinguishers
IL (SafetyAlerts) - BRK Brands Inc.
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 First Alert® household fire
extinguishers. The extinguishers can fail to discharge when the trigger is activated
failing to put out a fire, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.
CPSC and BRK have received five reports from consumers of the fire extinguishers failing
to discharge when activated. No injuries have been reported.
Only First Alert model FE1A10G with serial numbers beginning with: RH, RK, RL, RP, RT, RU,
or RW are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the extinguisher's
label, above the model number in a rectangular box. "First Alert" is written on
the units' label and pressure gauge. The fire extinguishers are either red or white. Home
centers, mass merchandisers, and hardware stores nationwide sold the fire extinguishers
from September 1999 through September 2000 for between $9 and $15.
Consumers with recalled fire extinguishers should immediately contact First Alert at (866)
669-2736 anytime or visit the First Alert web site here to receive a coupon
for a new extinguisher.
First Alert fire extinguishers with a "100% Quality Tested" sticker attached to
the fire extinguisher label are not included in the recall, regardless of the serial
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