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UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 14PN-9)

May 15, 2014

Northbrook, IL: - May 15, 2014 - The following is a notification from UL that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The Fire Sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.

Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by Tyco and the thermo bulbs were not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.

Name of Product:     Upright TY3151
Pendent TY3251
Horizontal Sidewall PS007

Location: The sprinklers have been found in Vietnam and India.  UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.

Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the upright TY3151 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)

Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings
UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3151 cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C,SU, TY3151
"TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss
Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic) Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic)
5mm glass bulb -Job F5 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side


Photographs of the TY3151 fire sprinkler with counterfeit Marks:      

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Photographs of the authentic Tyco TY3151 fire sprinkler:

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Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the pendent TY3251 sprinkler. (Location - India)

Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings
cULus in a circle on the side of the frame. 68C, SSP, on the deflector cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C,SP, TY3251 on the deflector
"TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss "TYCO" incised on one side of wrench boss
Deflector material zinc plated steel  (magnetic) Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic)
5mm glass bulb -Job F5 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side

 Photographs of the TY3251 fire sprinkler with counterfeit Marks:

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Photographs of the authentic Tyco TY3251 fire sprinkler:

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Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the pendent TY3251 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)

Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings
UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3251 cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C,SP, TY3251
"TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss "TYCO" incised on one side of wrench boss
Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic) Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic)
5mm glass bulb -Job F5 5 mm glass Geissler bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side

Photographs of the TY3251 fire sprinkler with counterfeit Marks:

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Photographs of the authentic Tyco TY3251 fire sprinkler:

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Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the horizontal sidewall PS007 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)

Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings
UL and cUL in a circle, 55°F/68°C, without flow direction arrow, PS007 cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C, Sidewall, R, TOP, WH, Q-71, HSW, SIDEWALL, FLOW, flow direction arrow, TY3331
"TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss
Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic) Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic)
5mm glass bulb -Job F5 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side

Photographs of the PS007 fire sprinkler with counterfeit Marks:

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Photographs of the authentic Tyco TY3331 fire sprinkler:

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