Another UTP cable warning from UL

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) issued a public notice on January 31 about a potentially hazardous unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable that bears the UL mark on its box and its jacket, yet is not authorized to bear the mark and is missing required flame-retardant elements.

This latest notice concerns cable with the brand name Monoprice. Images of the box and the cable jacket, taken from the notice on UL’s website, appear below. The cable jacket bears the following: Monoprice Type CM 23AWG 4PR UTP CMR FT4 C(UL)US Verified (UL) Category6E TIA/EIA-568-B.2.1 550 MHz Cable Master

As can be seen in the image released by UL, the UL logo is printed on the box. Since October 2010 UL has required the use of holographic labels on the smallest product unit (in this case and in many cases, the box) of a cable that is authorized to bear its mark. As UL’s recent notice states, the Monoprice cable is not authorized to bear the mark.

Representatives of Monoprice did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

You can see UL’s complete public notice here.

Pictures of Monoprice brand UTP cable taken from UL public notice about the cable's unauthorized use of the UL mark

THE CABLING BLOG


Patrick McLaughlin @cablingmag

Matt
Vincent @CablingTweets

RELATED PRODUCTS

There is no current content available.

RELATED COMPANIES

Cable Project CAD

Enables automation of all of network cabling designing. Offers graphical CAD interface, intellige...

CableProject USA

Enables automation of all network cabling designing within an integral system. It contains an ex...

Polygon Wire Management Inc

Offers Velcro brand fasteners, ONE-WRAP, cable management and cable ties, hook-and-loop fasteners...

PRESS RELEASES

AFL Introduces New Indoor/Outdoor Plenum Distribution Cables

AFL has updated its line of Indoor/Outdoor Plenum Distribution Cables. Ideal for interbuilding ca...

CI&M VIDEO

SPONSORED CONTENT

MUST-SEE PHOTOS

EDITORIAL GUIDES

There is no current content available.

WHITE PAPERS

Providing Reliable, Manageable Power for VoIP Network Wiring Closets: A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Migration and Implementation

July 22, 2015 VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for voice communications in business, education, government and healt...
Sponsored by

Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

June 29, 2015 With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of ...
Sponsored by

Implementation Considerations for HDBaseT Networks

June 19, 2015 HDBaseT is starting to gain attention as an application that extends HDMI connectivity from a few meters to a reach of 100 meters using HDBase...
Sponsored by

WEBCASTS

Enterprise Distributed Antenna Systems

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) meet critical connectivity needs for users in many enterprise environments. And with wireless carriers decreasing their investments in DAS, increasing numbers of e...

Data Center Management and Cabling

The cabling infrastructure supporting a data center’s information technology network is an essential system to the facility’s proper functioning, but it is just one of many such essential systems. ...
July 30, 2015

Bringing Category 6A into the Enterprise

Historically, Category 6A was seen as a future-proofing solution for enterprise cabling.  With applications like Wi-Fi and PoE continuing to demand higher bandwidth and power, the time for Cat...
July 16, 2015

SPEED FEED

Speed Feed links you to a year’s worth of Cabling Installation & Maintenance articles in one easy-to-browse list.

CONNECT WITH US

Follow
Follow Us & Get Updates
Industry Alerts & Reactions
  Add Us For Daily News
Email The Editor

SOCIAL ACTIVITY