Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Home Depot, announced a voluntary recall on April 9, 2013 for CE Tech Riser Cable.

As directly stated in the safety notice, the riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.

It is reported that around 11,300 units were sold in the United States. The Riser Cable was exclusively sold at Home Depot store nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013. No incidents or injuries were reported.

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

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