FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified Certificate of Compliance (CoC) issued on FM Approvals’ letterhead. The document (attached as Fig. 1) has been altered to misrepresent fire hose manufactured by Starkin as FM Approved. Starkin has cooperated in FM Approvals’ investigation and claims to have no knowledge of the origin of the counterfeit CoC.
Starkin Safety Co., Ltd
South Qianhu Road
Lisheng, Manager Director.
Fire hose, woven jacket lined.
All Models as identified on the counterfeit CoC in Fig. 1.
The products described in the Certificate of Compliance in Figure 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.