Infinity electrical cable recall

On August 27, 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission published a product recall for Infinity electrical cables due to safety concerns.

Infinity cables were supplied in all states and territories, except the Northern Territory. The relevant periods of cable supply are:

  • 2010-2013, NSW
  • 2011-2013, ACT
  • 2012-2013, VIC, Qld, SA & WA
  • 2013, TAS

According to the ACCC, the cables don’t pose an immediate safety threat, however testing has found that the cables will degrade prematurely and if they are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires.

The ACCC advised that all cables will age at different rates subject to ambient temperature and the load placed on them.

“Testing has found that the cables will degrade prematurely and if the cables are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires.

Rod Sims, Chairman
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws - in particular the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

For more information visit the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Frequently Asked Questions web site.

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