Fire Threat Leads to Recall of Thousand Foot CE Tech Riser Cables

Posted on April 9, 2013

If you work in an office building, then it’s imperative to read on about a recall which affects a piece of equipment that could be found within the space.

The Atlanta, Georgia-based Home Depot announced the recall, and that store was also the exclusive retailer of the product while it was on sale this past January and February.  The recall pertains to CE Tech Riser Cables designed to weave through the floors of a multi-story building.  These cables are 1,000 feet in length and consumers can find the code (UL) E316395 on the wire.  They cost around $100 at the time of sale.

11,300 or so cables are impacted by the recall, which was issued once it was discovered that the items do not self-extinguish when a fire is detected.  Because of this, the cable is out of compliance with federal standards regarding fire resistance, and the ensuing fire threat could compromise the safety of persons in the vicinity attempting to escape from a blaze.

Thankfully, no one has reported sustaining an injury at this point in time.  To ensure that continues, owners are being asked to uninstall the cable from their buildings.  They can be brought back to Home Depot, at which point a refund will be issued.

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