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Subject: Sprinkler head recall--addendum

Sprinkler head recall--addendum

From: Richard Strassberg <rs19>
Date: Friday, September 7, 2001
I just received notice of this replacement program. The information
is dated July 200l.  The program involves 33 million "wet"
sprinklers with O-ring seals manufactured by Central and
approximately 101, "on-off sprinklers" used in wet systems sold by
Gem Sprinkler Co. and another 66,000 dry sprinklers manufactured by
Star Sprinkler, Inc.  The company will replace the 0-ring sprinklers
which "can degrade over time" with Belleville seal sprinkler heads
which use a metallic "spring seal to maintain a watertight seal."

To cover your costs for replacement labor...," they " will either
perform the replacement work ourselves or contract with an
authorized sprinkler installer to perform the replacement work."

A detailed brochure on the Voluntary Replacement Program which
will help you determine if you have an O-Ring installation that needs
replacement is available in hard copy from

    Central Sprinkler Company
    Replacement Program
    PO Box 5005
    Lansdale PA 19446

A web based version of this information is available at
<URL:> and a special customer
service phone number has been established at 1-866-505-8553 to
assist you with identifying the potentially defective heads.

I applaud the responsible manner in which Central is acting in this

Richard Strassberg
Kheel Director
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
227 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Fax: 607-255-9641

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:23
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-23-010
Received on Friday, 7 September, 2001

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