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Monoprice recalls Ethernet cables

The cables do not meet UL flammability requirements

Photo source: CPSC
Monoprice of Brea, Calif., is recalling about 10,800 Monoprice Category 6 Ethernet Bulk CMR Communications Cables.

The 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.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves the Monoprice Category 6 Ethernet Bulk CMR Communications cable designed to prevent fires from spreading between floors through risers and vertical shafts. They contain 100% pure copper wire and are primarily used to wire your home or office for a high-speed network.

The cables were sold in a variety of colors including yellow, white, blue, black, red, orange, gray, pink and purple, and 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.

The cables, manufactured in China, were sold online at www.monoprice.com and www.amazon.com to consumers, IT installation companies, construction, and other businesses from December 2018, through February 2020, for between $20 and $130 per box, depending on length and color.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cables and contact Monoprice to schedule a free installation visit to inspect and replace the cable at no charge.

Consumers may contact Monoprice toll-free at (844) 500-7656 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at mpcmrrecall@monoprice.com, online at https://mpcmrrecall.com/ or www.monoprice.com and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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