UL Warns of Ground Rods with Unauthorized UL Marks



NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 14, 2011 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors, electricians and retailers that the ground rods identified below bear unauthorized UL Marks for the U.S. and Canada. These products have not been evaluated by UL to the applicable Standard for Safety for the U.S. and Canada and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.


    Name of Product: Ground Rod, Model 834  cUL US LISTED 4X41

    Number of Units:  Unknown

    Manufacturer:  Unknown

    Date of Manufacture:  Unknown


Defect: The thickness of the copper plating for these ground rods does not comply with U.S. and Canadian Standards for Safety. It is unknown whether the ground rods are suitable to ensure an adequate ground path.

Identification: The ground rods are 3/4 inch in diameter and eight feet long. The ground rods are marked on one end of the rod with the following information: 834 cUL US LISTED 4X41

Photos of the Ground Rod: Photos available at http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/

Distributed By: The ground rods may have been sold by electrical distributors throughout the United States.


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For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Media Relations Manager, Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com Web Site: http://www.ul.com


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