I have said many times, how do you know what you are getting when it comes to generic wires and cables. The companies have no integrity or standards to live up to. Here is an example of one of the bigger ones getting caught. Falsely labeled Cat6…… I wonder how these cheaters can sell wire for a little less?
UL warns of potentially hazardous communications cable (Release 12PN-65)
NORTHBROOK, IL – January 31, 2013 – The following is a notification from UL to consumers, retailers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the communications cable identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and may pose a hazard. 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.
Name of Product: Communications Cable, Type CMR
Hazard: This communications cable is missing required flame retardant elements. This may cause an increased risk of fire.
Identification: On the cable: The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description:
MONOPRICE TYPE CM 23AWG 4PR UTP CMR FT4 C(UL)US VERIFIED (UL) CATEGORY6E TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1 550 MHZ CABLE MASTER
Identification: On the box:
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