Project Description

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 09, 2013
Recall number: 13-163
Recall Summary

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

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


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

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details
About 11,300

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.

None reported

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

Manufactured in
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury 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.

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