Recall: Globe Model J Series Dry Fire Sprinklers
On 2007-06-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Globe Model J Series Dry Fire Sprinklers due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1990 for about $27.00 to $36.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Globe Fire Sprinkler fire sprinkler recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Sprinklers (Fire) category in 2007.
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What is the problem?
The sprinkler heads can deteriorate over time and fail to operate in a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Fire protection contractors nationwide from January 1990 through December 1999 for between $27 and $36 per sprinkler head.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Contact Globe immediately to arrange to receive replacement sprinkler heads at a reduced cost of $9 per sprinkler head.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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