UL warns of fire extinguishing agents with unauthorized reference to UL Listing
Northbrook, Ill., USA -- June 19, 2009 -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers, fire departments, regulatory agencies and other authorities having jurisdiction that a fire extinguishing agent sold under the name Fire Blockade, bears an unauthorized reference to UL. This product has not been evaluated by UL and is not eligible to state it is UL LISTED. It is not known if the product complies with the requirements for wetting agents intended for use in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 18 (2006).
Name of Product: Fire Blockade
Number of Units: Unknown Quantity
Manufacturer: Working Chemical Solutions, Inc.
Date of Manufacture: Unknown
Identification: On the Product: The product is identified as Fire Blockade. Labeling of the product may include the terms: Fire Extinguishing Agents, Fire Extinguishers and Fire Fighting Agents. The labeling also includes reference to UL Listing, the statement "UL LISTED" and "Meets or Exceeds Standards ANSI/NFPA 18". The product is sold in one and five gallon containers, 55-gallon drums, and 250 gallon totes.
Sold at: The product is known to be sold by distributors for Working Chemical Solutions and through companies that can be found on Internet Web sites selling fire fighting equipment, fire fighting foam and extinguishing agents.
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