Police issue warning over fire glass after fraud allegation

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Police investigating an allegation of fraud are urging any business or individual in Newtownabbey who may have purchased ‘fire-resistant’ window glass from a company called ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ to take steps to have the glass quality checked.

It comes after concerns were raised in relation to the legitimacy of some glass supplied by ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ which had been marked as ‘Pyroguard’ by the company.

Pyroguard is a recognised, approved and certified fire rated glass, however ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ have not purchased this product from the manufacturer.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis explained: “We are making this appeal following a complaint about the quality and assurance marking of some of the fire resistant glass supplied by ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ based in Hillview industrial estate, Randalstown.

“Enquiries to date have given us sufficient cause to believe that in order to safeguard the public it is both appropriate and necessary to issue this advice. There is absolutely no concern regarding Pyroguard products supplied by other companies and our appeal is only to those who have dealt with ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’.

“It is extremely important that anyone who has had fire resistant glass supplied by this company takes steps to confirm it is the legitimate product, even if the glass is marked with an ‘official’ stamp and has an accompanying certificate of authenticity implying that it is fire resistant glass.

CGI, the manufacturers of legitimate Pyroguard glass products, can be contacted by anyone who believe they have been sold a Pyroguard product from an unauthorised source. For technical advice and guidance please call +44 (0)1942 710 723

Anyone who finds the product they have purchased is not to the required standard should contact PSNI team on (028) 9448 1644.