Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

          Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: CE Tech 1,000 ft. Riser Cable

Hazard: The riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser
cable, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumer Contact: Home Depot at (800) 394-7519 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product
Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 11,300

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

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

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot  stores nationwide  from January 2013 through
February 2013 for about $100.

Importer: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

Photo available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Home-Depot-Recalls-CE-Tech-Riser-Cable.

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or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of
consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and
household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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