AZBW NEWS SERVICE — Strike First
Corporation of America has issued a product safety recall notice
regarding several models of its Strike First dry chemical fire
Strike First said it has determined that the valve
stem seats in a number of its 2.5- and 5-pound dry chemical fire
extinguishers assembled between December 2002 and February 2004 are
The company said that the oversized part may prevent the affected
fire extinguishers from discharging their contents at the proper
velocity, or at all, when the lever is activated.
As a result of this condition, Strike First has initiated a
retro-fit program for potentially affected units. Retro-fit kits are
available free of charge from Strike First distributors, or by
contacting Strike First directly.
Once the valve stem assembly in an affected unit is properly
replaced by a qualified fire extinguisher service organization, the
unit will discharge as intended, Strike First said in its product
safety recall notice.
The Coast Guard said in Safety Alert 1-06, issued March 2 that it
recommends that vessel operators verify the manufacturer of their
fire extinguishers, and if applicable, take the action recommended
by Strike First.
Additional details of the recall program, including the model and
serial numbers of the affected extinguishers are posted under
Service Bulletin 002 on the Strike First Web site at