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Monoprice Recalls Ethernet Cables Recalled for Fire Hazard

Monoprice Recalls Ethernet Cables Recalled for Fire Hazard

September 18, 2020 — Monoprice Inc. recalled about 10,800 ethernet cables that pose a risk of spreading fires in a building.

The recall involves Monoprice Category 6 Ethernet Bulk CMR Communications cables, which are used to wire buildings for a high-speed network.

The problem is that the recalled ethernet cables do not meet the flammability requirements of the UL 1666 voluntary safety standard, posing a fire hazard when the cable is exposed to a flame.

The cables contain 100% pure copper and they can potentially spread a fire throughout a building in the event of a fire from another source. The cables themselves do not pose a risk of igniting a fire.

The cables were sold in a variety of colors including yellow, white, blue, black, red, orange, gray, pink and purple. The cables came in various lengths, including 250-, 500- and 1000-foot spools.

The cable has (UL) E467139 23AWGX4P CMR CAT6 UTP RoHS Compliance XXXXFT, (UL) E333346 23AWGX4P CMR CAT6 UTP RoHS Compliance XXXXFT or (UL) E339722 23AWGX4P CMR CAT6 UTP RoHS Compliance XXXXFT printed on the surface.

They were sold online at and to consumers, IT installation companies, construction, and other businesses, from December 2018 through February 2020 for $20-$130 per box, depending on length and color.

For more information, visit the Monoprice Voluntary Recall Notice.

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