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Coffee Break Training: Jockey Pump Safety Recall   [open pdf - 160KB]

"Jockey pumps are installed on fire protection systems to maintain system pressure so the main fire pump does not start until it is needed. One jockey pump manufacturer recently had some of its products recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Some jockey pumps manufactured by a New York firm have been recalled for potential failures. A mechanical part on these pumps was not fully tightened, which can lead to the pump failing during use. If pumps sold with fire suppression systems fail, the risk of fire damage increases. The pump itself does not pose a fire hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. According to the recall notice, about 18,300 of the pumps were manufactured by Water Technology, Inc., of Auburn, N.Y. The company has received one report of a pump failing to start during a system test. No injuries have been reported."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Hot Coffee Series No. HC-2006-0829
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Date:
2006-08-29
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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