FM Approvals has been made aware of counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers found in Vietnam 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, however, the identity of the manufacturer is unknown.
Description: ½” NPT frangible bulb type automatic concealed 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.
The sprinklers were not produced by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.