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Unreliable and ineffective.
on 12 August 2014
I have brought this extinguisher 3 times to accompany me on my camping trips. I deceided it would be a good idea to test it out on an open fire, unfortunately when I pulled the pin the extinguisher seemed to already been decompressed as I got a small dribble of powder.
I put that down to the 1 extinguisher being defective as oppose to the whole product so rebrought a week later. This time when we went camping I wanted to see it in action after the previous disappointment. However, once again the extinguisher failed to deliver and was as useful as a pair of gloves for a fish.
So I thought "enoughs enough" and gave it one last shot. Next Camping trip was now or never! When the item arrived (on express delivery) the tag had already been broken, I was hoping it was still compressed as the whole pin was still in tact, and brought it with me for a field test; Third and final time… aaaaand… nothing. Useless, not even a dribble!
The best thing about this extinguisher is smashing it against a rock and seeing a whole forest engulfed in powder for a small time, and although delivery is always perfectly on time and very quick, a can of deodorant is more effective than this extinguisher. If you want something you can trust then please spend that little bit extra and buy something which isn't this and let the AA get back to doing what they do best, fixing cars and reviewing hotels.