Chubb Fire & Security Pty Ltd —Chubb and Flameguard 1.5kg, 2.3kg, 2.5kg and 4.5kg dry powder fire extinguishers
What are the defects?
Some of the products may be under or over filled with powder.
What are the hazards?
Items with too much or too little powder may not discharge a steady stream of powder or may discharge their contents faster than required by AS/NZ 1841.5. This could result in a fire not able to be extinguished.
What should consumers do?
These are industrial/commercial classes of extinguishers, not sold on retailers’ shelves. Buyers of these classes of extinguishers should contact the company from whom they’ve purchased the product; contact their Chubb customer service representative if they have an account with Chubb, or contact the recall hotline. Testing, or a tested replacement extinguisher, will be provided. Commercial customers who have a Chubb extinguisher maintenance contract will have their extinguishers inspected, and, if needed, replaced, during their next scheduled maintenance if they do not respond to Chubb’s recall letters.
Through commercial sellers or sold directly to commercial enterprises by Chubb.
- 16 February 2010 - 8 July 2010
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.