August 07, 2014

Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance for Flexible Sprinkler Hose Models for Hangzhou Ehase-Flex Co., Ltd.

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

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified FM Approvals Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The falsified CoC misrepresents flexible sprinkler hose models as FM Approved. The CoC in Figure 2 was issued to our actual customer Hangzhou Ehase-Flex Co., Ltd. who is investigating the source of the falsified document.

If you have information in that regard, kindly report that to Cecily Yao,

Company Identity

Hangzhou EFlex Co., Ltd
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
P. R. China 311202

Product Identity

Flexible Sprinkler Hose.

Geographic Area Impacted


Hazard Involved

The products described in the falsified Certificate of Compliance in Figure 1 below have never been tested or certified as FM Approved. Use of products that falsely claim FM Approval may present a property risk for the user.

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:

Thomas McCarty

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4802


Counterfeit Indicator

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    Figure 1

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    Figure 2

Figure 1. Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

Figure 2. Authentic Certificate of Compliance

Figure 1 is a falsification of the actual FM Approvals Certificate of Compliance. The authentic document is identified in Figure 2. Figure 1 misrepresents the Hangzhou EFlex Co., Ltd. flexible sprinkler hose Models H-8000 and H-8100 as FM Approved. FM Approvals did not issue the Certificate of Compliance illustrated in Figure 1. FM Approvals has no relationship with Hangzhou EFlex Co., Ltd. See Figure 2 for an illustration of the authentic Certificate of Compliance.

Figure 2 is the actual document issued to our customer Hangzhou Ehase-Flex Co., Ltd. The counterfeit document in Figure 1 misrepresents the company name, address and the actual FM Approved Models EH-8000 and EH-8100. If any additional information is known about the counterfeit Certificate in Figure 1, please provide that information to Cecily Yao,