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Member News November 30, 2017

A recent BoatUS press release announced that more than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles, some on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recall affects both plastic-handle and push-button Pindicator Kidde fire extinguishers, including 134, ABC- or BC-rated models manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. The extinguishers are red, white, or silver and were sold in the U.S. and Canada through a wide range of retailers. The CPSC recall website shows how to easily identify the affected extinguishers.

Kidde may be contacted toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. The company offers additional recall information online at www.kidde.com by selecting “Product Safety Recall.”

SPX Flow said it has appointed Wes Paul as the senior sales manager of Johnson Pump Marine, the company’s North and South American marine business.
Charlotte, N.C.-based SPX Flow said Paul is a marine pumps expert with nearly 15 years of experience. He joins the company from Generac Power Systems, where he had been sales director since 2015. He previously held senior sales positions at manufacturers that include Honda and Mercury Marine.

Paul will be responsible for growing sales of the Johnson Pump Marine range throughout the marine industries in the Americas, including the leisure and watersports sectors.

Michael Strålman, global director marine at SPX Flow, said in a statement that Paul has been “a trusted partner and sales expert in the marine manufacturing sector, positioning him perfectly to lead the growth of our marine business in the Americas and promote our products to OEM boatbuilders, engine manufacturers and aftermarket dealer network.”

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