UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on single-jacketed fire hose (Release 12PN-36)
Northbrook, IL -- August 31, 2012 -- UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the Aquaplus Single-Jacketed Fire Hose identified below, bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. This fire hose has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with UL safety requirements.
Name of Product: Aquaplus Fire Hose Model APH-65-ORU.
Identification: On the product: The fire hose can be identified by the following markings:
" EX15106 Aquaplus Fire Hose Model APH-65-ORU Service Tested 175 PSI 65 MM X 30 MM 12/08".
Photographs of the product with counterfeit UL Mark:
RECALL: August 9, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights
Units: About 450
Manufacturer: Best Lighting Products, of Pataskala, Ohio
Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.
Incidents/Injuries: There were ten reports of signs malfunctioning during testing after installation. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled exit signs have emergency lights fixed at either end with "EXIT" in red or green in the center. The fixtures are installed in commercial buildings, such as hotels and office buildings. Affected model numbers can be found on a label affixed inside the fixture housing and on the outside of the packaging, and include: LHQM LED G M6, LHQM LED R M6 and LHQM LED R HO M6. Affected models have the following date codes on the inside fixture housing: 1003S10, 1004S10 or 1005S10. Dates on the packaging carton include any calendar dates in March, April or May 2010.
Sold to: Authorized distributors nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for $100 to $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting for a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (800) 334-8694 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at http://www.lithonia.com/Best-LHQM.html
RECALL: U.S. Kidde Smoke Alarms Voluntarily Recalled Kidde's model PI2000 Dual Sensor Alarms with date codes between August 1, 2008 and May 4, 2009 have been voluntarily recalled. These particular alarms can be identified by the "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY" buttons, located on the front of the alarms. These alarms have been identified as having potential electrostatic discharge during installation, which can cause damage to the alarm's functionality. Battery operated alarms are not affected by the recall. For more information, visit Kidde's website at www.kidde.com or the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website at www.cpsc.gov.
RECALL: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Release #09-151 March 12, 2009 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Co., announced a voluntary recall of the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008 with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, and E-340-3.These extinguisher could lose pressure and fail to operate. < Click to View Bulletin with Complete Information (This large file takes about 30 seconds to load.)
Safety Notice - Applies to the following fire extinguishers: ANSUL SENTRY Pressurized Water, ANSUL K-GUARD Wet Chemical, FLAG FIRE® KITCHEN ONE® Wet Chemical and FLAG FIRE® Pressurized Water Fire Extinguishers
RECALL: Kidde Residential and Commercial Service Bulletin #007
RECALL: Kidde Safety, Residential & Commercial Division Service Bulletin # 006
CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert Fire Extinguishers
Discontinuation of R-101 dry chemical restaurant fire suppression systems
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert Fire Extinguishers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRK Brands Inc., of Aurora, IL., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 First Alert® household fire extinguishers. The extinguishers can fail to discharge when the trigger is activated failing to put out a fire, which puts consumers at risk of fire-related injuries.
CPSC and BRK have received five reports from consumers of the fire extinguishers failing to discharge when activated. No injuries have been reported.
Only First Alert model FE1A10G with serial numbers beginning with: RH, RK, RL, RP, RT, RU, or RW are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the extinguisher's label, above the model number in a rectangular box. "First Alert" is written on the units' label and pressure gauge. The fire extinguishers are either red or white. Home centers, mass merchandisers, and hardware stores nationwide sold the fire extinguishers from September 1999 through September 2000 for between $9 and $15.
Consumers with recalled fire extinguishers should immediately contact First Alert at (866) 669-2736 anytime or visit the First Alert web site at www.firstalert.com/more_information to receive a coupon for a new extinguisher.
First Alert fire extinguishers with a "100% Quality Tested" sticker attached to the fire extinguisher label are not included in the recall, regardless of the serial number.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
To: All Ansul Restaurant Systems Distributors
From: Gary A. Nadolny, Director of Marketing
Subject: Discontinuation of R-101 Dry Chemical Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Over the past ten years, improvements and modifications have been made in cooking equipment, cooking media and methodology. Many of these changes have made the hazard even more difficult to extinguish should a fire occur. For these reasons, liquid agent systems came to the forefront and the UL300 specification was born, developed and is now the standard of the land. We at Ansul agree that liquid agent systems offer the best protection over commercial cooking hazards. Therefore, we began our formal withdrawal from the dry chemical systems business by discontinuing the sale of new dry chemical systems effective February 1995.
It is now appropriate for us to take the next step by discontinuing the service parts used in R-101 dry chemical systems.
Effective January 1, 1999 Ansul will no longer sell service parts or support the sale or servicing of R-1001 Dry Chemical Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems.
Ansul and the rest of the Fire Protection Industry have developed faster and more effective means of extinguishing the difficult and dangerous fires associated with commercial cooking equipment. Extensive testing was done in an ongoing effort to improve our coverages and increase the overall protection capabilities of restaurant systems. Ansul recently introduced the Piranha Restaurant System featuring a new agent-plus-water technology and continues to provide enhancements to the R-102.
As always, providing optimum products and services to you and the restaurant owner will remain a high priority at Ansul.