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Monday, December 9, 2019

Fire suppressant canisters recalled for failure to activate

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Product reportedly failed to operate properly during a product demonstration.

WilliamsRDM Inc., of Ft. Worth, Texas, has recalled around 9,300 pairs of WilliamsRDM Stove Top FireStop Rangehood and Microhood Automatic Cooktop Fire Suppressors because the StoveTop FireStop Rangehood and Microhood Automatic Cooktop Fire Suppressors can fail to activate the sealed openings that allow the suppressant powder to feed out of the canister and suppress a fire (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-037, December 6, 2019).

Incidents and injuries. The firm is aware of two fire suppressors that failed to operate during a product demonstration. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves StoveTop FireStop Rangehood (STFS Rangehood) and Microhood (STFS Microhood) Automatic Cooktop Fire Suppressors manufactured from November 7, 2016, to November 13, 2016. The flame-activated dry chemical powder fire suppression devices mount over residential cooktop stoves in a vent hood or underneath a microwave. The STFS Rangehood fire suppressors are silver-colored metal with a red label that states "StoveTop FireStop Rangehood," and a date code of 4516 is stamped into the top of the can under the magnet assembly. The STFS Microhood fire suppressors have a white plastic housing that the canisters fit into. The date code of DEC 2022 is stamped into the ramp located on the underside of the product. The devices were sold as pairs.

These fire suppressors, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at HD Supply, Interline, Louisville Fire and Safety, and Central Wholesalers nationwide, and online at HomeDepot.com in November 2016 for about $56 for STFS Rangehood and $80 for STFS Microhood.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled fire suppressors immediately and contact WilliamsRDM to receive free replacements.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact WilliamsRDM StoveTop FireStop toll-free at 888-616-7976 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday; via email at [email protected]; or online at www.stovetopfirestop.com and click on "Recall 2018" at the bottom of the page, or visit https://stovetopfirestop.com/recall2018/.

Companies: WilliamsRDM Inc.

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