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Last updated: 02 Jan, 2015  

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler

PR Newswire | 31 Dec, 2014
NORTHBROOK, Ill.: The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements. Although the fire sprinkler's wrench boss is marked "TYCO," the fire sprinkler is not manufactured by Tyco, its affiliates or agents.

Name of Product: Pendent Type Fire Sprinkler

Identification: On the product: The counterfeit sprinkler has the UL Mark on the wrench boss. The UL Certified Tyco sprinkler is provided with the UL Mark on the deflector, other differences are noted below:

Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings

UL Certified  Fire Sprinkler Markings

"TYCO" and "UL" marked on the sides of the wrench flat, no date code

"TYCO" marked on one wrench flat, date code on the other wrench flat

cULus in a circle marked on the side of the frame. "68C" and "SSP" on the deflector without TY number

cULus in a circle, "155 degrees F/68 degrees C","SP" and " TY3251" marked on the deflector

Deflector material zinc plated steel  (magnetic)

Deflector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic)

5mm glass bulb no markings

5 mm Geissler glass bulb – "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side

Photos: Photographs of the product and packaging can be viewed at

Location: The sprinklers have been found in India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit

Michelle Press
Marketing Manager
T: 1 847-664-1966
Release No. 14PN-18


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