The City of Fontana has required fire sprinklers in residential homes since 1987. On October 14, 1998, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) and Central Sprinkler announced a nationwide recall
of approximately 8.4 million Omega brand fire sprinklers manufactured since 1982.
The recall was announced after receiving reports of Omega sprinklers not functioning in several fires, resulting in millions of dollars in damages as well as injuries. As of 2009, there have been several such failures documented within the City of Fontana, indicating that there are potentially many of these Omega sprinkler heads in homes just like yours.
The Fontana Fire District recently sent out a letter on October 19, 2009, notifying all residents who may not be aware of this issue. View the letter online in English
or en Español