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Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Warns of Counterfeit Thermal Detector

February 14, 2008

NOTE: This information is from a previously printed press release, newsletter, or other dated document. It is presented here for archival purposes only.

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2008 -- Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is notifying regulators, distributors and property owners that it has discovered certain thermal detectors could potentially bear a counterfeit certification listing mark for Canada. These thermal detectors have not been evaluated for safety by ULC.

Name of product: Sentry Thermal Detector

Number of units: Unknown

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of manufacture: January of 1994 to present

Distributed by: Known to be distributed by ADI/Burtek

Identification: The product has a label bearing the name Sentry Imports and is marked with an unauthorized ULC Mark that consists of the letters ULC in a circle, the word "Listed" and one of the following descriptions:

Issue No. 3005C
SEN-245A 135°F

A limited quantity of authorized units were manufactured prior to January 1994. Products produced after January 1994 are counterfeit and not authorized to bear the ULC Mark.

Hazard: The SEN-245A 135°F thermal detectors have not been evaluated by ULC. The performance characteristics for these thermal detectors are unknown.

Consumer Contact: Sentry Imports, Inc.
c/o Hampton Industries
110 Donnacona, Suite 505
Dollard des Ormeaux, QC H9B 3H1
Telephone: +1-514-823-0123

What you should do: ULC recommends that qualified service personnel replace the counterfeit thermal detectors with ULC Listed thermal detectors. It is also recommended that the local fire or building department be notified.

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