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WARNING: Hold Key communications cable may pose fire hazard (15PN-01)


March 16, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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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.

Specifically, the cable does not meet the flammability requirements of the standard which may cause an increased risk of fire, said UL.

The cable was manufactured by Hold Key Electric Wire & Cable Co. Ltd. in December 2013. It was known to be sold at www.CablesandKits.com and and may have been sold at other locations.

The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:

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Vertical Cable E191267 (UL) c(UL) CMR 75°C 23 AWG 4PR-ETL VERIFIED CAT6 ANSI/TIA 568-C.2 TESTED TO 550 MHz ROHS COMPLIANT P9146 1000FT

One side of the box is marked:

Vertical Cable
550
UTP
Type: CMR
Solid
23AWG/4 PAIR
QTY: 1000FT (305M)
UL NO: E191267
Temperature Rated 75C
TAA COMPLIANT

The other side of the box has a label with the following information:

Category 6
550 MHz
23AWG Solid 4Pair
Unshielded Twisted Pair
1000FT
UL Type CMR
ETL ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
Communication Cable

There is also a holographic label on the box. Labels with the following numbers are included in this notice: TD482981-TD484368, TD486023-TD487410, TD487411-TD488798.



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