Recalls and Alerts

Alert: NFPA Issues Fire Safety Warning on Hover Boards

December 16, 2015 – Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices.

“It seems hover boards are the hottest holiday gifts on the planet this year. But a number of media outlets reported fire incidents are cause for caution to avoid Christmas wishes going up in smoke,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. Part toy, part transportation, the self-balancing scooters first seen in the movie Back to the Future, can pose a fire risk. 


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Alert: Recall of Kidde Black Plastic Zytel Nylon Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers

The Waukee Fire Department wants residents to know about an important recall involving Kidde black plastic Zytel nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers. This voluntary recall and replacement program was initiated because certain disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released.

This recall involves Kidde ABC and BC-rated fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013, and October 15, 2014, and sold between August 2013 and November 2014. Those not affected include Professional Kidde and Badger Advantage models and fire extinguishers purchased prior to August 2013 or after November 2014. See a listingof the models included in this recall.

Alert: Emergency Light Recall

The Waukee Fire Department would like to make you aware of an important emergency light recall for lights commonly installed in commercial buildings. Lithonia is recalling their Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture due to fire hazard. Consumers should stop using this product as soon as possible. Please visit the U.S. Product Safety Commission for photos of the lights and additional recall information.