Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 248-0278
Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. Recalls Dry Fire Sprinklers
Model J Heads Can Fail to Operate During a Fire
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Name of Product: Globe Model J Series Dry Fire Sprinklers
Units: About 300,000
Manufacturer: Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp., of Standish, Mich.
Hazard: The sprinkler heads can deteriorate over time and fail to operate in a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: Globe has received five reports of sprinklers that failed to operate as intended during a fire. Globe has received no reports of injuries caused by sprinklers failing to operate.
Description: Model J Series dry fire sprinklers come in pendent, upright, and sidewall configurations. The name "Globe," the letter "J" and the year of manufacture (1990 though 1999) are embossed on the frame of each sprinkler. These dry sprinklers were designed to be installed in areas of buildings where the sprinklers or water supply pipes may be subject to freezing, such as unheated attics, freezers and coolers, parking garages, porches and warehouses.
Sold by: Fire protection contractors nationwide from January 1990 through December 1999 for between $27 and $36 per sprinkler head.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Contact Globe immediately to arrange to receive replacement sprinkler heads at a reduced cost of $9 per sprinkler head.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Globe at (800) 248-0278 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.globesprinkler.com and click on the "Recall" link.
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