UL Warns of Communications Cable With Unauthorized Reference to UL

Oct 20, 2010, 14:00 ET from Underwriters Laboratories

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that the communications cable identified below, bears an unauthorized reference to UL. This cable does not comply with the standard for safety for the United States and Canada. It is not authorized to bear the UL Mark or bear any reference to UL.

Name of Product:

Communications Cable

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On the cable: The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:

"CAT 5E TYPE CMR 4x2x24AWG 75 C UL E308485 CAT 5E Tested to 350MHz, Lot #09111902"

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SOURCE Underwriters Laboratories