Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Communications Cable (Release 14PN-08)

NORTHBROOK, IL- May 15, 2014 - The following is a notification from UL that the communications cable identified below may pose a fire hazard. The communications cable does not comply with UL's safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States.

Name of product: Communications Cable, Type CMP

Manufacturer: Caleb Cable Industrial Ltd., Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong

Hazard: This communications cable is missing the appropriate level of flame retardant. This may cause an increased risk of fire.

Identification:

On the cable: The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:

CAT5E 350MHZ BARE COPPER CMP PLENUM UTP 4-PAIR 24AWG EIA/TIA-568-B.2-1 (UL) E334179.

On the packaging: The packaging bears an unauthorized UL Mark and the following:

1000ftcables
We Optimize your Communication Needs
800 SKY SALE
Cat.5e
UTP Solid Cable

RoHS

ITEM: 24AWG-4 UTP,UL,CMP
PART NO: SKCAT5EBC-401PLENUM
TYPE: CAT5e, SINGLE, EASY PULL BOX
COLOR: BLUE
SIZE: 1000 FEET
BATCH #: PICO-13-2606-2413

Photos of the packaging:

photos of packaging

Sold at: Known to be sold at ebay.com and may have been sold at other locations.