In cooperation with the United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mealane Corporation
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling "Star" brand
fire sprinklers manufactured from 1961 through 1976. These sprinklers
could likely fail in a fire, exposing the public to bodily injury or
death. These sprinklers have been primarily installed in nursing homes
and hospitals. They may also be found in schools, loading docks, warehouses
and cold storage areas in supermarkets nationwide. The Star sprinklers
being recalled are "dry-type" models D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1 and ME-1.
The name "Star" appears on the sprinkler, along with the model number
and date of manufacture. With "dry-type" sprinklers, positions of the
pipe do not have water in them until the sprinkler activates.
Mealane Corporation is urging consumers and property owners to determine
whether their facilities contain any Star D-1, RD-1, RE-1, and ME-1
sprinkler models made from 1961 to 1976 and to call the Star Sprinkler
Recall Hotline at 1-800-866-7807 or visit the special web site, www.star-recall.com,
for more information.