Owners of commercial office buildings or multifamily residential properties equipped with O-ring fire sprinklers made by Central Sprinkler, Gem Sprinkler or Star Sprinkler, have until Aug. 31 to submit a claim for replacement sprinkler heads.
In 2001, Central Sprinkler Company, an affiliate of Tyco Fire Products LP, of Lansdale, Pa., announced a voluntary replacement program for certain "wet" and "dry" O-ring sprinklers, due to a concern that some of them might not operate during a fire. To get free replacement sprinklers installed, property owners must submit "Proof of Claim" and "Waiver and Release of Claims" forms to Central Sprinkler.
Consumers can obtain additional information on identifying the sprinklers covered by this recall and instructions on filing a claim by visiting Central Sprinkler's recall web page or by calling Central Sprinkler at 1-800-871-3492 anytime. For a full list of sprinkler heads involved in the recall, consumers can view the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's original recall news release.
This deadline relates only to the Central Sprinkler O-ring sprinkler recall announced on July 19, 2001. Building owners who already have: (1) had replacement sprinklers installed by Central Sprinkler; (2) submitted a claim to Central Sprinkler that has been deemed complete and installation of the replacement heads is pending; or (3) confirmed that their sprinkler heads are not covered by the Central Sprinkler recall, need take no further action.
Building owners who have previously submitted an incomplete claim will be sent a reminder notice requiring them to send any missing information or materials by the Aug. 31 deadline or else their claim will be void.
Central Sprinkler urges all other building owners to consult with their fire sprinkler installer and/or check their system records as soon as possible to determine whether their sprinkler heads are covered by this program.
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