SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

February 15, 2007 10:19 ET

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Extinguishers

NORTHBROOK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers that fire extinguishers manufactured by International Technology Services have not been evaluated for safety by UL and bear a counterfeit UL Mark in the United States.

Name of Product: 2-B-C Fire Extinguisher

Units: Unknown Quantity

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Manufacturer: International Technology Services

Identification: These fire extinguishers are approximately 8"-9" tall and approximately 2-3/4" in diameter and have a black head attachment with a squeeze trigger for activation the extinguisher.

The nameplate of the counterfeit products is marked "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" "2-B-C" and "INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES."

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call +1 732 635-0230 with questions or contact: International Technology Services, 71 Commerce St, #265, Boston, MA 02109 or International Technology Services, 7 Lincoln Highway, Suite 210, Edison, NJ 08820.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 66 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 104 countries. For more information, visit: www.UL.com.

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