Real estate bulletin issue 70 - Infinity brand electric cable safety recall (August 2014)
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28 August 2014
The Department of Commerce recently issued a media release regarding the national safety recall of Infinity brand electrical cables which do not comply with Australian safety standards.
Real estate agents, property managers and lessors may be interested in the issues that arise from the recall.
Testing has found that Infinity cables will degrade prematurely and, if disturbed, may break the insulation and expose live conductors. While there appears to be no immediate danger, the faulty cables can potentially cause electric shock or start fires in homes that have been renovated or repaired.
Detailed information is available from EnergySafety's Infinity cable recall page.
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