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UL and Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) warn of counterfeit fire sprinkler (Release 12PN-32)

July 13, 2012

Northbrook, IL; Watford, UK - July 13, 2012 - UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) is notifying distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the Fire Sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The Fire Sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.

Although the sprinkler deflector is marked with model "TY3151" and the thermo bulb is marked "JOB F5" and the wrench boss is marked "GLOBE" the fire sprinkler was not manufactured or labeled by Tyco International, Inc., or Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation; and the thermo bulb was not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.

Note that the counterfeit fire sprinkler is marked with the same model number and constructed similar to a fire sprinkler that is authorized to bear the UL and LPCB Marks.  The counterfeit sprinkler is marked "GLOBE" on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame. The fire sprinkler model TY3151 that is authorized to bear the UL and LPCB Marks is not marked "GLOBE".

Name of Product: TY3151

Identification:

On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and LPC Marks and the following information on the sprinkler deflector:  "TY3151 SU 155ºF/ 68ºC SU" and the wrench boss is marked "GLOBE".

Photographs of the product with counterfeit Marks:

Photographs of the product with counterfeit Marks 1

Photographs of the product with counterfeit Marks 2

Photographs of the product with counterfeit Marks 3

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