UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Communications Cable

PUBLIC NOTICE

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The following is a notification from UL to consumers, retailers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the communications cable identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and may pose a fire hazard. The communications cable has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety for the United States, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark or any reference to UL.

Name of Product: Communications Cable, Type CMR

Hazard: This communications cable is missing required flame retardant elements. This may cause an increased risk of fire.

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

CMR TYPE 4PR 24AWG 75C (UL) E151955-A CSA LL79189 ETL VERIFIED TIA/EIA-568-B.2 CAT 5E UTP 350 MHZ PATCH CABLE B-8A1004 ROHS COMPLIANT

Identification: On the box:

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STARTECH.COM
ISO9001
UL ETL IECQ

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Known to be sold at: WWW.OVERSTOCK.COM may have been sold at other locations.

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SOURCE: UL

For further information:

Carla Slawson, Global Media Relations Manager, UL, +1-847-664-1812, Carla.Slawson@ul.com

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