UL, the independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization, has issued a warning to consumers and retailers that certain SKUs of Silicone Rescue Tape manufactured and distributed by Harbor Products bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States on the product's clamshell packaging. The Silicone Rescue Tape has not been evaluated by UL and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark. It is unknown if this Silicone Rescue Tape complies with UL's safety requirements.
The product, which is used for emergency repairs on plumbing, hoses and electrical wires, was sold on Amazon.com and through Ace Hardware. It is packaged in yellow and orange clamshell with various colored tape (blue, red, yellow, black and white). The packaging is provided with the counterfeit UL Mark and carries the following wording:
Silicone Rescue Tape Stretch Wrap and Get Rescued 950 PSI Tensile Strength Resists 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) Insulates 8,000 Volts
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