July 1999

Information Bulletin 99 -17
NH-31
HOSP-11
CBC-16
BC-8
SLF-4
ASC-2
HOSPICE-3

Star Brand Sprinklers

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mealane Corporation, formerly know as Star Sprinkler Corporation based in Philadelphia, PA., is recalling "Star" brand D-1, RD-1, RE-1, E-1, and ME-1 fire sprinkler models made between 1961 and 1976. These fire sprinklers may not operate properly in a fire, thereby placing residents and property at risk.

The details necessary to determine if this recall affects your facility's sprinkler system is available in a letter from Mealane Corporation. The contents of this letter, as well as diagrams of the models described in the letter, can be viewed on the web at http://www.star-recall.com.

To find the letter, scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click on Table of Contents.
Click on Notice to State Nursing Home Licensing Authorities.

To find the diagrams, scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click on Diagrams.
You may also get to the Diagrams from the Table of Contents page.
Click on Diagrams of Star Sprinkler Systems Being Recalled.
[Please note that these sprinklers were used in "dry-type" systems only.

Questions regarding this issue should be directed to:

Mr. James Loveland, P.E., Program Manager
Engineering Services Section
(651) 201-3710, or

Mr. Patrick Sheehan, Fire Safety Supervisor
State Fire Marshal Division
(651) 201-7205

Updated Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 01:19PM