Where can I find the manufacturing date on fire extinguishers?

The manufacturing date on a fire extinguisher can be located in one of multiple places.

  • The bottom of the unit may have two-digit or four-digit number stamped into the cylinder.
  • The manufacture date may be printed directly on the cylinder.

Here is how to read the numbers printed directly on the cylinder. For example:1205322062

  • 1205 is the time on 24-hour clock
  • 322 is the exact day of the year (November 18)
  • 06 is the year
  • 2 is the assembly line where it was manufactured

Where to find the model number on a fire extinguisher

The model number will be located on the label in the bottom right or left-hand corner. It will read MODEL before listing model information.

Where to find the serial number on a fire extinguisher

The serial number is located on the left-hand or right-hand side of the label, near the UL Listed logo. It will consist of 2 letters and 6 numbers. Example: XY 123456

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