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Newmar recalls 34,699 RVs for clogged fire extinguisher

Newmar recalls 34,699 RVs for clogged fire extinguisher

WASHINGTON — Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling various 1995-2018 motorhomes. A list of the affected vehicles available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V809-2309.pdf. These motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

Remedy

Newmar will notify owners, and instruct them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 13. Owners may contact Kidde customer service toll-free at 1.855.271.0773, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information or owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1.574.773.7791. Newmar’s number for this recall is 17E-062.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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