Isuzu Recalls Trucks Due to Defective Kidde Fire Extinguisher Posted on
Recently, Kidde announced a product safety recall implemented in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a motor vehicle equipment safety recall implemented under the authority of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA Recall No. 17E-062).
CONDITION Kidde has determined that certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Also, according to Kidde’s regulatory filings, if a fire extinguisher malfunctions, “it can increase the risk of an injury in the event of a fire.” As a result, the affected units are being recalled. Isuzu N-Series vehicles that were wholesaled between January 1, 2012 and November 6, 2017 and equipped with fire extinguishers sold under Isuzu RPO codes IB2, IB4, IF6, I6G, I0L and I6G are affected by the Kidde recall.