Central Sprinkler Recalls 35 Million O-Ring Fire Sprinklers|
Important Safety Notice for Home Owners and Building
Note: there is an
update to this voluntary recall
Also note: replacement program
ends August 31, 2007
In July 2001 Central Sprinkler Company, an affiliate of TYCO Fire Products LP of
Lansdale, PA in cooperation with the Unites States Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) announced a recall to replace 65 different models of Central
type sprinkler heads – using O-Ring type water seals – totaling approximately 35
million Central fire sprinklers.
Under certain circumstances, especially with lower water pressures common in
such occupancies as Hotel/Motel, Apartments, and Single Family Homes, these
sprinklers may fail to activate during a fire.
These O-Ring model sprinklers were installed in a wide variety of buildings
including homes, apartments, hospitals, day care facilities, schools,
dormitories, nursing homes, supermarkets, hotels, parking garages, warehouses,
and office buildings. In addition, they may be concealed – by design – with a
ceiling plate to appear more aesthetically pleasing.
Belleville Bottom View
Shaped like a cone? Leave it alone.
Central will provide – free of charge – replacement sprinkler heads using the
Belleville Spring water seal and will also pay for the involved labor. This five
to seven year program currently has a two to three year waiting period after
your claim is filed and accepted.
For Help In Identifying Your Sprinklers:
If you require any assistance in identifying the recalled heads, filling out the
claim forms, or submitting your claim with TYCO, please contact the Washington
State Fire Marshal’s Office toll free at (866) WSP-SFMO
(866-977-7366). The Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to making this
recall work and will help you identify these heads and offer whatever assistance
you need. You may also obtain your complete notice packet by calling 1-800-871-3492 or visit
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