February 7, 2006

SFC America Announces Recall to Repair Fire Extinguishers

Name of Product: Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Units: About 50,900

Manufacturer: Strike First Corp., of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Importer: Strike First Corporation of America (SFC America), of Front Royal, Va.

Hazard: The fire extinguishers can fail to discharge properly when the trigger is activated, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.

Description: The recall includes Strike First 2.5 lb and 5 lb dry chemical fire extinguishers with model numbers WBSF-ABC110AP, WBSF-ABC210AP, and WBSF-ABC340AP. The model number is located under the manufacturer’s address on the far right hand side of the instruction label. The recalled fire extinguishers have the following serial numbers:

Model Number Serial Number Range
WBSF-ABC110AP TC101566 through TC108819
WBSF-ABC210AP TC114969 through TC135000
VV822001 through VV832000
WH161001 through WH167622
WBSF-ABC340AP TC135894 through TC142345

The serial number is located on the extinguisher's label, below the “UL” mark. The fire extinguishers are red, and designed for commercial, industrial, multi-residential and vehicle applications.

Sold at: Fire extinguisher dealers nationwide from December 2002 through April 2004 for between $13 and $21.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers with fire extinguishers included in the recall should immediately contact SFC America for information on how to arrange to have their extinguishers repaired.

Consumer Contact: Call SFC America at (800) 255-5515 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the SFC America Web site at http://www.strikefirstusa.com/bulletin002.htm