May 16, 2002Seismic Safety Products Has Recalled Gas
- Pacific Aerospace & Electronics Inc. has recalled
Earthquake gas shut-off valves. These gas valves could stick in the open
position allowing gas to flow freely, which poses a risk of serious injury
to consumers from fire and explosion during an earthquake.
Seismic Safety Products has not received any reports of incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled Northridge 2000 Earthquake Valves are about 3-1/2 inches wide
by 2-1/2 inches high by 2 inches deep. The valves' bodies are made of
aluminum and are coated with a blue color. The recalled valves have a white
reset knob in the front that reads, "Northridge 2000 Valve" and a white
label on the back that reads in part, "Models M75 [or M100], ASCE 25-97,
RR#5370, CSA-OSA, 2 PSI Max Gas Flow." These valves were manufactured in the
Seismic Safety Products sold the valves to plumbers in the Olympia, Tacoma,
and Seattle, Wash. areas from February 2001 through April 2001 for between
$200 and $300. The company also sold these valves on their website at
Consumers should contact Seismic Safety Products immediately at (800)
948-3782 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to have their
shut-off valve replaced free of charge. For more information, consumers also
can write to: Pacific Aerospace & Electronics Inc., 430 Olds Station Road,
Wenatchee, WA 98801.