January 12, 2015

Counterfeit FM Approvals CoC for Reddy-Buffaloes Centrifugal, Horizontal Split Case Fire Pumps in Mexico

  • Type of Notification: Product Safety Notification
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified FM Approvals Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The document is an image of the falsified CoC misrepresenting various models of Reddy-Buffaloes centrifugal, horizontal split case fire pumps with carbon steel casings as FM Approved. The document was brought to our attention during a surveillance audit at a customer site in Mexico. FM Approvals contacted Reddy-Buffaloes who had no information on the source of the falsified document.

Company Identity

Reddy-Buffaloes Pump Company


Baxley, GA, USA

Reddy-Buffaloes Contact

Dr. Y. R. Reddy, sales@rbpump.com

Product Identity

Centrifugal fire pumps (with Carbon Steel Casings) – Model DF sizes 3x3, 5x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12; Model TF sizes 6x5, 8x6; Model LDF sizes 3x3, 5x5, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10; Model DDF size 14x12

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 with carbon steel casings. They were, at one time, FM Approved with grey cast iron casings. There is no evidence these products have ever been tested to the rigorous requirements of FM Approvals. Use of these products may present a property risk for the user.

Suspect Counterfeiting?

If you suspect you are in possession of a counterfeit CoC 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

Figure 1. Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

This document is a falsification of an FM Approvals Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The image quality is as it was received by FM Approvals. However, there is sufficient information to determine it is a falsification of an actual FM Approvals CoC.