ACCC PUTS ELECTRICIANS AND BUILDERS ON NOTICE THAT THEY MUST REPLACE UNSAFE INFINITY CABLES

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging electricians and builders to replace dangerous Infinity electrical cables that were installed in up to 40,000 homes and businesses throughout Australia. The cables fail to meet safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating. Tests have shown that the cable may become prematurely brittle from 2016 onwards, which could cause fires or electric shock if the cables are then disturbed. “More than a year after the recall of Infinity cables, 62 per cent of the faulty cables are yet to be remediated, posing a serious and unnecessary risk to community safety,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

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