Type of Notification: Counterfeit
FM Approvals has been made aware of suspect counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers found in the Philippines bearing an FM Approvals mark. FM Approvals has neither tested nor certified these products.
Product Identity: The sprinklers bear the marking “TYCO” or “GLOBE” on the wrench boss, however, the identity of the manufacturer is unknown. (See “Identification of Counterfeit Sprinklers” attached)
The sprinklers were not produced by Tyco Fire Products or 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.