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WARNING: Potentially hazardous communications cable – 12PN-65


January 31, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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January 31, 2013 – UL has issued a warning to consumers, retailers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the communications cable identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States, and may pose a hazard.

The communications cable has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standard for safety for the United States, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark or any reference to UL.

The communications cable, Type CMR, is missing required flame retardant elements, which may cause an increased risk of fire. The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:

MONOPRICE TYPE CM 23AWG 4PR UTP CMR FT4 C(UL)US VERIFIED (UL) CATEGORY6E TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1 550 MHZ CABLE MASTER

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The cable is known to be sold at www.greenconnectionsusa.com and may have been sold at other locations.

Images courtesy UL.



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