CPSC and Central recall Omega fire sprinklers

December 1998
Fire Engineering;Dec98, Vol. 151 Issue 12, p26
Trade Publication
Reports recall of Omega fire sprinklers by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Central Sprinkler in the United States. Allegations of a defective sprinkler; Lawsuit resolution filed by CPSC against Central Sprinkler; Lack of funds for reimbursement of recalled products; Arguments on the petition for dismissal of complaint.


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