Underwriters Laboratories recently issued an alert to consumers, retailers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), stating that communications cable sold under the brand name Skylite bears a counterfeit UL mark. “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 organization said.
UL says the cable is known to be sold at the website 1000ftcables.com. The box contains the words “Skylite Communications” as well as a toll-free phone number. The cable jacket displays the following: CAT5E 350 MHz CMR RISER UTP 4-PAIR 24AWG EIA/TIA-568-B.2-1 (UL) E302757.
It was the second time in the past year that UL has issued an alert about this particular brand of cable. In October 2011 UL alerted the marketplace to a Skylite cable with different markings on its jacket; that cable also used the UL mark although it had not been evaluated by UL.