UL Warns Manufacturers of Counterfeit Capacitors

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 5 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is
notifying manufacturers that capacitors marked with a "CT" in a circle bear a
counterfeit UL Recognition Mark for the United States and Canada.
    Please note that this counterfeit product is similar to a capacitor that
is authorized to bear the UL Recognition Mark. Capacitors authorized to use
the UL Recognition Mark are constructed with a green colored case. Capacitors
with the counterfeit UL Recognition Mark are constructed with a yellow colored
case. These capacitors have not been evaluated for safety by UL and are not
eligible to bear the UL Recognition Mark.

    Name of Product: Capacitor, Type CTX

    Number of Units: Unknown

    Date of Manufacture: Unknown

    Manufacturer: Unknown
    Identification of Counterfeit Capacitor: On the Product: The capacitor is
constructed with a yellow case and has an unauthorized UL Recognition Mark for
the United States and Canada with the following information:
                              "CT"  X1  CTX  Y2
                            [UL Recognition Mark]
    Identification of Capacitor with Authorized UL Mark: On the Product:
Capacitors authorized to use the UL Recognition Mark are constructed with a
green colored case.
    What You Should Do: UL recommends manufacturers stop purchasing and stop
using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
Manufacturers of UL certified products that have used this counterfeit device
should report this to UL at https://www.ul.com/consumers/conproddb.cfm.
    Photos of the Product: Photos of the potentially dangerous capacitors are
available here: http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr020509.html.
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety
certification organization that has been testing products and writing
Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types
of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL
Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide
family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory,
testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. For
more information, visit: http://www.UL.com/newsroom.

     Joe Hirschmugl
     Global Media Relations Manager
     Underwriters Laboratories
     Phone: +1 847 664-1508
     E-mail: Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com


For further information:

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

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