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Recall 18V267000

Kiddie Fire Extinguishers Equipped With Vehicle Become Clogged

Recall Details

The Kiddie brand fire extinguisher equipped with some vehicles may not operate properly. The nozzle may clog, preventing proper discharge; pressure may be so great that the nozzle detaches and excessive force may be needed to get the extinguisher to function. General Motors will contact vehicle owners and will advise them to contact Kiddie to obtain a replacement fire extinguisher free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with a plastic handled Kiddie fire extinguisher, the extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected. It could also make it necessary to use excessive force to activate the extinguisher. The nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with force as a result, causing injury. All of these concerns would prevent the extinguisher from functioning properly as needed during a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 18146.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 26, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 26, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,946
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V267000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra, 2009 GMC Topkick 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 Series and Isuzu F Series, and 2009-2018 Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vehicles, equipped with certain Plastic-Handle Fire Extinguishers or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Consequence
In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Isuzu customer service at 1-866-441-9638. GM's number for this recall is 18146.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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