July 06, 2017

Counterfeit Notification for Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation for counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers

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

Type of Notification: Counterfeit


FM Approvals has been made aware of counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers found in Malaysia bearing an FM Approvals mark.  FM Approvals has neither tested nor certified these products.


Product Identity: The sprinklers bear the marking “GLOBE” on the wrench boss and the code “GN5651” on the deflector, however, the identity of the manufacturer is unknown. For additional description see “Identification of Counterfeit Sprinklers” attached.


The sprinklers were not produced by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.


Description: ½” NPT frangible bulb type automatic pendent sprinklers


FM Approval status: Not FM Approved


Hazard involved: These automatic sprinklers cannot be relied upon to react to or control a fire.  Failure by any of the following mechanisms is possible: failure of the thermal element, orifice leakage, premature or delayed operation, bulb strutting (incomplete fracture), ejection of the deflector, inadequate or excessive discharge rate, corrosive attack, failure to operate, failure to produce an adequate discharge pattern, etc.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of sprinklers bearing a counterfeit FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825