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Safety Alert

UL and Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler (Release No. 13PN-22)

Northbrook, IL; Watford, UK - March 29, 2013 - The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to 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 fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulb is marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco International, Inc., and the thermo bulb was not manufactured by Job, GmbH.

Note that the counterfeit fire sprinkler is constructed similar to a fire sprinkler that is authorized to bear the UL and LPCB Marks.  The counterfeit sprinkler is marked "2012" on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame. The fire sprinkler that is authorized to bear the UL and LPCB Marks is not marked "2012" on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame.

Name of Product: Horizontal sidewall fire sprinkler.

Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and LPC Marks and the following information on the sprinkler deflector: "155 0F/ 68 0C" and the wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and "2012".