UL warns of fake Chinese ‘Tyco’ fire sprinklers

UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that some fire sprinklers claiming to be manufactured by Tyco were actually made in China and bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada.

NORTHBROOK, ILL. — UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that some fire sprinklers claiming to be manufactured by Tyco were actually made in China and bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Although the sprinkler frame is marked with the word "TYCO" and the thermo bulb is marked "JOB F5," the sprinkler was not manufactured or labeled by Tyco International Inc., its affiliates or agents and Job GmbH did not manufacture the thermo bulb.

The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these fire sprinklers comply with the UL safety requirements for the U.S. or Canada.

The product is called Upright and Pendant Fire Sprinklers Model T-ZSTZ-15

The counterfeit fire sprinklers can be identified by "UL" and "TYCO" marking on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame and may have model T-ZSTZ-15 on the sprinkler deflector. Sprinklers manufactured by Tyco that are authorized to bear the UL mark do not have "UL" and "TYCO" marking on the wrench boss.

The counterfeit sprinklers are sold and distributed by Migo International Trading Company Ltd., Room 2404, Cell A, No.100 Nanjing Rd., Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China.

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