Product Recall: Pressure Transducers From Gems Sensors

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Gems Sensors Inc., of Plainville, CT, has announced a voluntary recall of Gems 3100 Pressure Detectors/Transducers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The Gems 3100 Pressure Transducer is used to detect pressure in a range of applications, including the detection of water pressure as part of a fire pump controller in a fire suppression sprinkler system. The transducer can fail to detect water pressure accurately in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.

The transducer has “Gems Sensors & Controls,” as well as the 18-digit part number, printed on a label affixed to the center of the transducer. Part numbers beginning with “3100” are included in this recall.

Gems sold the recalled 3100 Pressure Transducers directly to end users and through distributors from January 2006 through February 2012 for about $250. Approximately 25,000 units have been sold. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Customers who bought the product should contact Gems to receive enhanced twice monthly inspection instructions and information about a free replacement transducer, when warranted. End users who use the 3100 Pressure Transducer in other applications in which water pressure is measured should contact Gems to determine if their units are affected. Customers can call the company toll free at (855) 877-9666, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.