Where can I Find the Manufacturing Date on Fire Extinguishers?
Jan 26, 2011
The manufacturing date can be located in one of several places: Below are some common examples:
- Bottom left hand corner above ABC where it says Made in USA (I.E 2003).
- Look on the bottom of the unit and you will see two digit numbers engraved into the Cylinder (I.E. 03). (See Figure 1 below)
- Printed number below the label (I.E.1205322062)
1205- is time on 24-hour clock
322 - exact day of the year (Nov 18, 06 - being the last 2 digits of the year (2006)
2 - being the assembly line where it was manufactured
If your fire extinguisher was made in Mexico the printed number will read like the following example:
L2 = Production line
103 = Day of the year
07 = Year
1146 = Time