September 13, 2013
Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Suits and Gloves sold by Shayan International/Fast-N-Cross (FNX)
Please note that SFI has found several products (suits, gloves) sold by Shayan International under the name Fast-N-Cross or FNX which bear counterfeit SFI labels stating that the manufacturer certifies that their products meet the applicable SFI Specs. SFI obtained examples of some of these products and determined through testing that they DO NOT meet the performance requirements of the SFI Specs.
These products have NOT been submitted for certification by the manufacturer and it has been determined that they do not comply with SFI Spec 3.2A for Driver Suits or SFI Spec 3.3 for Driver Accessories. It should be noted that for any spec program, certification that products meet the minimum standards is made by the submitting manufacturer. Products are NOT certified, endorsed or approved by SFI.
The non-compliant products are shown below, along with other examples of counterfeit labels brought to SFI’s attention. Complicating the identification of these items is the fact that there are no manufacturer-identifying markings on the products. Necessary measures should be taken to ensure that items purchased from this source are not allowed to be used where compliance with the relevant SFI Specifications are required. Please contact SFI with any concerns or inquiries about questionable product.
Top and bottom of gloves, inside and outside (note palm leather does not have fire resistant inner layer as required by SFI Spec 3.3):
Counterfeit SFI 3.2A/1 Label (incorrect font and different material) on Shayan/FNX single layer suit (photo shows test swatches cut from suit):
Counterfeit SFI 3.2A/5 Labels on Shayan/FNX double layer suit (one located on each sleeve, incorrect font and different material):
Example of a counterfeit label obtained by SFI (not attached to any suit). Note incorrect blue color, font, and wrong material: