June 19, 2012

Counterfeit Fujian Automatic Sprinklers

  • Type of Notification: Counterfeiting
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified Certificate of Compliance (CoC) issued on FM Approvals’ letterhead. The document (Fig. 1) has been altered to misrepresent several models of Fujian automatic sprinklers as FM Approved. These claims are false.

Company Identity

Fujian Nanan City Guangwei Fire-Fighting Scie-Tech Co., Ltd.
Liantang South Road, Ximei Town, Nan’an City
Quanzhou, Fujian
China

Contact

Mr. Chen Wenji, Legal

Product Identity

Upright Fire Sprinkler, Pendent Fire Sprinkler, Sidewall Fire Sprinkler.

Make/Model

Several Models as identified on the counterfeit CoC in Fig. 1.

Hazard Involved

The products described in the Certificate in Fig. 1 below have never been tested or certified as FM Approved. Since there is no evidence these products have ever been tested to the rigorous requirements of FM Approvals, we advise that use of these products present a serious property risk for the user.

Follow Up

Since the initial discovery and investigation by FM Approvals, Fujian Nanan City Guangwei Fire-Fighting Scie-Tech Co., Ltd. has agreed to the following undertakings:

  • Acknowledges the intellectual property rights of the Rights Owner including but not limited to the “FM Approvals” and ‘FM Diamond marks;
  • Undertakes to immediately stop using “FM Approvals” and FM Diamond marks on all their products, materials, documents, brochures, catalogues or in any other form;
  • Undertakes not to otherwise infringe, attempt to infringe, or cause, assist or enable others to use the “FM Approvals” and FM Diamond marks;
  • Undertakes to immediately destroy any false FM Approvals reports, any products, materials, documents, brochures, catalogues or any other materials bearing the “FM Approvals” and FM Diamond marks;
  • Confirms that, as of March 16, 2012, Fujian Nanan City Guangwei Fire-Fighting Scie-Tech Co., Ltd. does not have any present or existing orders or contracts for the manufacture or sale of, or dealing in, in any way, products bearing the “FM Approvals” and FM Diamond marks and;
  • Undertakes not in future to infringe in any way any of the intellectual property rights of the Rights Owner.

These undertakings were accepted by FM Approvals.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Robert Lovell

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4820

Email

Counterfeit Indicator

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    Figure 1

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    Figure 2

Figure 1. Counterfeit Certificate

Figure 2. Authentic Certificate

This document is a falsification of an actual FM Approvals’ Certificate of Compliance. This document has been altered and misrepresents the models indicated as FM Approved. FM Approvals has issued no such FM Approval for these products. Any claims otherwise are false.

This is a representation of the actual Certificate of Compliance issued to Jinan Meide Casting Co., Ltd., under the Project Identifier 3023410.