Electrical Business

RECALL: Fire hazard with CE Tech riser cable from The Home Depot

April 10, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


April 10, 2013 – Thanks to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission in the States) for letting us know about a recall by The Home Depot involving 1000-ft CE Tech riser cable sold in boxes of 1000-ft lengths.

The cable is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable, and it must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is grey and marked (UL) E316395. The cable’s box is blue and black, and is marked “CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4”. Unfortunately, the Chinese-manufactured riser cable does not meet fire-resistance standards for riser cable.

The recall involves about 11,300 units sold, it seems, exclusively in the States from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100. As yet, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Consumers should contact The Home Depot at (800) 394-7519 from 8 am to 5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls.


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