By Anthony Capkun
May 15, 2014 – UL is notifying consumers that a communications cable Type CMP that was known to be sold at eBay (and maybe other locations) may pose a fire hazard, as it does not comply with UL’s safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark (for the United States).
The cable was manufactured by Caleb Cable Industrial Ltd. (Sheung Shui, N.T., Hong Kong), and is missing the appropriate level of flame retardant.
The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:
CAT5E 350MHZ BARE COPPER CMP PLENUM UTP 4-PAIR 24AWG EIA/TIA-568-B.2-1 (UL) E334179
The packaging bears an unauthorized UL Mark and the following:
We Optimize your Communication Needs
800 SKY SALE
UTP Solid Cable
ITEM: 24AWG-4 UTP,UL,CMP
PART NO: SKCAT5EBC-401PLENUM
TYPE: CAT5e, SINGLE, EASY PULL BOX
SIZE: 1000 FEET
BATCH #: PICO-13-2606-2413