February 19, 2019

Counterfeit Notification for Tyco for counterfeit automatic upright sprinklers

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

Type of Notification: Counterfeit

FM Approvals has been made aware of suspect counterfeit automatic fire sprinklers found in Taiwan bearing an FM Approvals mark. FM Approvals has neither tested nor certified these products.

Product Identity

The sprinklers bear the marking “TYCO” on the wrench boss, however, the identity of the manufacturer is unknown.


3/4" NPT frangible bulb type automatic upright sprinklers

Geographic Area


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 Tyco Fire Protection Products.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825