WARNING: Communications cable sold online at MCM Electronics may pose fire hazard (15PN-04)
By Renée Francoeur
March 16, 2015 – UL has issued a warning that a communications cable type CMR may be potentially hazardous as it does not comply with UL’s safety standards and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada.
The cable does not meet the flammability requirements of the standard, which may cause an increased risk of fire, said UL.
The manufacturer and date of manufacture is unknown but the cable was sold at online at MCM Electronics and may have been sold at other locations.
The description on the cable includes the following:
STRUCTURED CABLE PRODUCTS — P/N CAT5E-SH — CAT5E SHIELDED ENHANCED 350 MHz 4 PR 24 AWG STP VERIFIED TO ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 CMR FT4 75C — (UL) OR C(UL) E198134 CE EU RoHS EC ZONE/DEVICE A B C D E 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0668FEET
The identification on the box has the following description:
350 MHz Cat 5E
The label on the box contains:
Structured Cable Products
Quality Installations Deserve Quality Products
PART NUMBER CAT5E-SH-BL
CAT5E SHIELDED – ENHANCED 350 MHZ 24 AWG
SOLID 4PR F/UTP SHIELDED, VERIFIED TO
TIA/EIA 568-C.2, PVC JKT
PACKAGING LENGTH COLOR
PULL BOX 1000FT/305M BLUE