UL and ULC Warn of Counterfeit UL Marks on Fire Extinguishers (Release 19PN-11)
July 16, 2019
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 16, 2019 — The following is a notification from UL and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) that the fire extinguisher identified below bears counterfeit certification marks for the United States and Canada. This fire extinguisher has not been evaluated by UL or ULC to the appropriate Standards for safety and it is unknown if the fire extinguisher complies with any safety requirements.
The counterfeit fire extinguisher bears the company names, "Fire Equipment Company" and the "Amerex". The counterfeit fire extinguisher was not manufactured or labeled by Fire Equipment Company or Amerex. See below for identification.
Name of Product: Model 456 10CD fire extinguisher
Remedy: UL recommends that this product be removed from service as soon as possible as it has not been evaluated by UL or ULC.
Identification on the Products:
The fire extinguisher bears counterfeit UL and ULC certification marks illustrated below.
Other markings are noted below.
On the left side of the main label:
MODEL MODELE MODELO
110 KINGS ROAD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC USA, 28086
INTENTED FOR USE AT TEMPERATURES FROM -22°F TO 120°F
(note misspelling, "intented" instead of "intended")
On the right side of the main label:
CARBON DIOXIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
CLASSIFICATION 10B C
TESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI/UL 154 AND ANSI/UL 711
TESTE CONFORMENENT AUX CAN/ULC-S503 AND CAN/ULC-S508
PROBADO BAJO LA NORMA ANSI/UL 154 Y ANSI/UL 711
The "AMEREX" name is a separate label that appears below the main label.
Left side of main label
Right side of main label
Known to be distributed in Costa Rica. May have been distributed in other areas.
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