UL and Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
30 Apr, 2012, 09:00 ET
NORTHBROOK, Ill. and WATFORD, United Kingdom, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) are notifying distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the Fire Sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL and LPCB certification 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 GL5661 and the thermo bulb is marked "JOB F5" the sprinkler was not manufactured or labeled by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation, and the thermo bulb was not manufactured 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 "TOP" on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame. Fire sprinkler model GL5661, that is authorized to bear the UL and LPCB Marks, is not marked "TOP."
Name of Product: GL5661
On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and LPC Marks and the following information on the sprinkler deflector: "155 degrees F 68 degrees C SSU-1 2011 GL5661" and the wrench boss is marked "TOP."
Sold at: Unknown
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LPCB is part BRE Global Limited, an independent third party approvals body, accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Founded in the 1868, as part of the Fire Offices' Committee, its first set of sprinkler rules were published in 1885, LPCB offers certification of fire and security products and services to an international market. Fire and security products approved by LPCB are listed in the world-renowned Red Book, The Red Book is continually updated and can be viewed online at www.redbooklive.com
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