NSW Fair Trading has issued a mandatory recall to 25 NSW traders that supplied Infinity brand cables.
The cables do not comply with electrical safety standard, AS/NZS 5000, and expert advice is that they may become prematurely brittle and break if disturbed, exposing the internal conductors and potentially causing electrical shock or fires.
More than 3900 kilometres of the PVC cabling was sold nationally between 2010 and 2013, with approximately 47 per cent of the total amount sold in NSW.
Existing recalls cover 85 per cent of Infinity cable sold in Australia; however, those recalls did not cover 25 additional NSW-based-suppliers who purchased cable direct from Infinity Cable Company.
A list of the suppliers who distributed or installed Infinity cabling in NSW is available on the Fair Trading website, www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or by calling 13 32 20.
Consumers who had electrical work completed between 2010 and 2013 should contact their builder or electrician to see whether the cable used in the work was purchased from one of these traders.
Consumers should not attempt to inspect cables themselves; careful steps should be taken by a licensed electrical contractor to avoid electric shock or fires from occurring in coming years. Homeowners and tradespeople are urged to turn off all the main power switches at the switchboard before heading up into the ceiling space at all times.
Product Safety Recalls Australia: INFINITY & OLSENT branded Infinity TPS & Orange Round Electrical Cables
List of second tier NSW traders affected by NSW mandatory recall:
Date Published: 12th August 2015