Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  CE Tech 1,000 ft. Riser Cable

Hazard: The riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:
  Home Depot at (800) 394-7519 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 11,300

Description: This recall involves 1,000 ft. CE Tech riser cable sold in boxes of 1,000 ft. lengths. It is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable. This type of cable must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is gray and marked (UL) E316395. The cable's box is blue and black and is marked CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should remove the recalled cable and return it to Home Depot for a full refund.  

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100.

Importer: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Home-Depot-Recalls-CE-Tech-Riser-Cable.  

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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