UL Warns of Pressure Reducing Devices With Unauthorized UL and ULC Marks


    


    
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<p>NORTHBROOK, Ill., <span class="xn-chron">March 25</span> /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that the pressure reducing device, identified below, bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and an unauthorized ULC Mark for <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.</p>
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<p>The pressure reducing device is marked with the UL and ULC Mark, "A55," "Fire Hose Valve" and "618R," however, they were not produced by the UL authorized manufacturer, Giacomini SPA.</p>
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<p>This product has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety for the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and is not authorized to bear the UL or ULC Mark. It is unknown if this product complies with the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> or Canadian safety requirements.</p>
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<p>Name of Product: A55 (1-1/2 Inch, 300 PSI)</p>
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<p>Units: Unknown</p>
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<p>Manufacturer: Unknown</p>
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<p>Dates of Manufacture: Unknown</p>
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<p>Manufacturer Contact for Authorized Products:</p>
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    Giacomini SPA
    Via Per Alzo 39
    28017 San Maurizio D'Opaglio Novara Italy
    
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    Contact: Mr. Paola Frattini
    Email: Paola.Frattini@giacomini.com
    
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    Photo of product: Photos of the product are available at:
    http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/.
    
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<p>Identification: On the product:</p>
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    The unauthorized pressure reducing devices are marked as 1-1/2 inch,
    angle type Fire Hose Valve, but are constructed as a pressure
    reducing device.  The unauthorized pressure reducing device utilizes
    markings cast into the valve body similar to Giacomini SPA's UL and
    ULC Listed fire hose valves.
    
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    The unauthorized pressure reducing devices do not have a date code
    for the year of manufacture cast into the bonnet of the device.
    
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    The unauthorized pressure reducing devices have incorrect indicating
    scale range embossed on the valve stem caps.

    About Underwriters Laboratories
    
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<p>UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems for more than 66,000 manufacturers annually. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products worldwide each year. UL's global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit: <a href="http://www.ul.com/newsroom">http://www.ul.com/newsroom</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Global Media Relations Manager of Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com Web Site: http://www.ul.com

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