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Thor Motor Coach recalls 110,400 RVs for clogged fire extinguisher

Thor Motor Coach recalls 110,400 RVs for clogged fire extinguisher

WASHINGTON — Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling various 2003-2018 recreational vehicles, equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. See a list of the affected trailer models at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V758-5764.pdf. These extinguishers 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

Thor will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 22. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1.877.500.1020, or 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.

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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