FM Approvals has been made aware of counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers found in Tanauan City in the Batangas province of the Philippines bearing an FM Approvals mark. FM Approvals has neither tested nor certified these products.
Product Identity: The sprinklers bear the sprinkler identification number (SIN) "TY7226" which is designated to Tyco Fire Products, however, the identity of the manufacturer is unknown.
Description: 3/4" NPT fusible type quick response storage (formerly ESFR) pendent style 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, 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 Tyco Fire Products.