Safety recall: Infinity brand electric cable
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards.
The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation), were sold in WA during 2012 and 2013. In WA, the cables were sold by "Masters Home Improvement" and "Home, Timber and Hardware" stores.
Building companies should check with their electrical contractors to determine if Infinity cable was used in the construction of their homes or commercial premises. If it is determined that Infinity cable was used, builders should ensure that the cabling is either replaced or, where sections of cable are inaccessible, an RCD should be installed in conjunction with an appropriate warning sticker affixed in the metering/switch box.
The following links are provided by the Building Commission to advise the building industry of the recall and assist builders to understand their obligations.
- Australian Competition & Consumer Commission website: www.accc.gov.au/update/infinity-electrical-cable-recall
- Department of Commerce media release:
- EnergySafety website: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy/infinity-brand-electric-cable-safety-recall
- Consumer Protection website: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/infinity-electrical-cable-recall-consumer-information
If you have any questions, please contact the Building Commission on 1300 48 90 99 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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