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.
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:
We Optimize your Communication Needs
800 SKY SALE
UTP Solid Cable
ITEM: 24AWG-4 UTP,UL,CMP
PART NO: SKCAT5EBC-401PLENUM
TYPE: CAT5e, SINGLE, EASY PULL BOX
SIZE: 1000 FEET
BATCH #: PICO-13-2606-2413
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Sold at: Known to be sold at ebay.com and may have been sold at other locations.