Recall: Gems 3100 Pressure Detectors/Transducers
On 2012-04-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gems 3100 Pressure Detectors/Transducers due to a potential failure to activate hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $250.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Gems Sensors & Controls pressure transducer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Building Security & Fire Systems category in 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 877-9666
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What is the problem?
The transducer can fail to accurately detect water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Gems 3100 Pressure Transducer is used to detect pressure in a range of applications, including the detection of water pressure as part of a fire pump controller in a fire suppression sprinkler system. The transducer has "Gems Sensors & Controls," as well as the 18- digit part number, printed on a label affixed to the center of the transducer. Part numbers beginning with "3100" are included in this recall.
Information on where these items sold new+: Gems sold the recalled 3100 Pressure Transducers directly to end-users and through distributors from January 2006 through February 2012 for about $250.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Contact Gems to receive enhanced twice monthly inspection instructions and information about a free replacement transducer, when warranted. End-users who use the 3100 Pressure Transducer in other applications in which water pressure is measured should contact Gems to determine if their units are affected.
For additional information, call the company toll-free at (855)877-9666, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.gemssensors.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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