July 26, 2018

Counterfeit Notification for Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation for automatic fire sprinklers

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

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.

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