March 20, 2008
Subject: Recall Notification on Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers; Sold as Lab Safety
Supply Part Number 143219.
Lab Safety Supply has received notification from Kidde Safety of an issue with a series
of their fire extinguishers. An off-spec lubricant was used on some XL-Model
Extinguishers. This may cause these extinguishers to quickly lose pressure and fail to
operate. Kidde has isolated this issue to Extinguishers sold from October 2007 through
Please review the enclosed information from Kidde on how to identify whether your
extinguisher is affected by this notice. To obtain a replacement for your extinguisher,
or if you need assistance in determining if your extinguisher is affected, please contact
Kidde at 1-888-345-4407 or at www.kidde.com.
We regret any inconvenience this notification may create. If you have any questions or
need additional details relating to your LSS order, please feel free to contact our
Customer Service Department at 800-356-0783 extension 2200.
Rafe Munz Mike Stearns
Recall Coordinator Technical Services Supervisor