Summary: We examined the creep properties and hazard rates of plastic split alignment sleeves to ensure the long-term reliablity of optical fiber connections. It required a gauge retention force Fr of more than 200 gf to suppress the fluctuation in the insertion loss of a plastic sleeve. From the fluctuation data, we estimated the time-to-failure tf at which the Fr value became 200 gf. We estimated the acceleration parameters, median lifetimes ξ, and hazard rates λ by using the tf values based on the Weibull statistics. The ξ values decreased rapidly with increasing temperature and relative humidity. Small λ values of < 0.01 FITs and of 1 FITs were expected for 20 years in a normal atmosphere (25C/50%RH) and in a more severe case of 25C/90%RH or 45C/50%RH.