To: Head of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: August 5, 1999
Re: Advisory on a Fire Sprinkler Recall

It has been brought to the attention of the Office of the State Fire Marshal that Mealane Corporation (formerly Star Sprinkler Corporation) in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling five specific "Star" brand fire sprinkler models. These five "Star" sprinkler models are: D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1 and ME-1. The sprinklers were produced from 1961 to 1976 and are only used in dry sprinkler systems. The CPSC believes that these dry-type sprinklers are defective and might not operate properly in a fire.

Again, the recall only involves the five "Star" brand fire dry-type sprinkler models: D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1 and ME-1 produced between 1961 to 1976. The "Star" brand fire sprinkler models were primarily used in nursing homes but may also be found in hospitals, office buildings, schools, hotels and other buildings. The dry-type sprinklers are used to protect areas in which are exposed to cold or freezing temperatures, for example: attics, warehouses, loading docks and other like areas.

This "Star" brand sprinkler recall is completely independent from the recent "Omega" brand sprinkler recall.

A property owner with any of these five recalled sprinklers would be eligible to receive free replacement sprinklers and reimbursement of the removal and replacement labor costs, as long as it is approved in advance.

For more information about the sprinklers and recall, please call the Star Sprinkler Recall Hotline at 1-800-866-7807, visit the website at, or write to:

Law Offices of Egoville & Associates
1023 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428-1951
I encourage you to forward any other questions, concerns, comments or suggestions to Jake Nunnemacher, Fire Protection Engineer, at 978-567-3377.