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For Immediate Release July 28, 1999
News from: State Fire Marshal 99-140
Recall Announced on Fire Sprinklers
Fire Marshal assists in notification process
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mealane Corporation, formerly known as Star Sprinkler Corporation based in Philadelphia, PA, is recalling "Star" brand D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1, and ME-1 fire sprinkler models made between 1961 and 1976. THESE FIRE SPRINKLERS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY IN A FIRE, THEREBY PLACING RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY AT RISK.
The Star D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1, and ME-1 produced from 1961 to 1976 have been widely used in nursing homes and other health care facilities across the country. They are also found in schools, warehouses, and supermarkets. The sprinklers are used in dry sprinkler systems only. This recall does not involve any "Star" product other than the five models mentioned above, and it is not related to the recent recall of "Omega" brand fire sprinklers. The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations is actively supporting the recall in conjunction with the CPSC. Pictures and diagrams of the models can be viewed on the web at www.star-recall.com or call 1-800-866-7807 for assistance.
If property owners still have these sprinklers in service, they should obtain a Notice of Claim form. Mealane Corporation is offering consumers and property owners free, listed replacement sprinklers and reimbursement of the removal and replacement labor costs when approved in advance.
For further information or questions, please refer to the recall web site at www.star-recall.com, call the Sprinkler Recall Hotline at 1-800-866-7807, or write to:
Law Offices of Egoville and Associates
1023 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428-1951