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UL warns of unauthorized CAT5 cable

Posted: 29 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:communications? cable? safety? standards?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) reports that a CAT5 cable is falsely using the UL mark. UL issued a notification addressed to consumers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction, stating that the communications cable bears an unauthorized reference to UL. It clarifies that the cable does not comply with the standard for safety for the United States and Canada, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark or reference UL.

The product is a communications cable; it is unknown how many units exist; and it is not known when the suspect product was manufactured. The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description: "VERTICAL CABLE UL C(UL) 4PR 24AWG CMP FT6ETL VERIFIED TO TIA/EIA-568-B.2 CAT 5E 350MHZ VID:H1 RoHS COMPLIANT 0992FT"

The cable comes in abox stating CAT5E 350MHz; 24 AWG/Solid. 4 Pair Unshielded Twisted Pair; 1000FT WHITE; CMP; TIA/EIA-568.2; Communication Cable; Date of MFG: ; Lot. No:; PART#:.

The cable is known to be sold at; Datacomm Cables Inc., 155 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788;; and

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