Gordon Macdonald's Customers are not affected by Infinity Electrical Cable Recall
Date Posted:28 August 2014
GORDON MACDONALD'S CUSTOMERS ARE SAFE AS WE DON'T SELL INFINITY ELECTRICAL CABLE
National Infinity electrical cable safety recall
On 27 August 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced a national recall of Infinity cables after they failed electrical safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating. The ACCC recall relates to all sizes and configurations of white TPS and Orange Round infinity mains power cables. Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd are also affected. The recall covers the 18 national suppliers responsible for 85% of all cables sold in Australia. NSW Fair Trading supports this recall led by the ACCC and is part of the national taskforce for this recall. While there is no immediate risk posed by Infinity cables, testing has revealed the casing around the cable can be compromised particularly by high temperatures as the cable ages, exposing wires. Expert advice is that these products may potentially pose a fire hazard or electrocution risk in years to come. The recall notice is available at www.recalls.gov.au. For NSW consumers not covered by the national recall, enquiries can be directed to NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20. Cables and wiring may not be sold in NSW unless they are safe. It is an offence under the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 to sell unsafe electrical articles or appliances. If any consumer suspects these cables were installed in their premises they should contact their builder, electrician or appliance installer to confirm whether cable covered by this recall was installed. Consumers should not check the wiring themselves. Any electrical work should be carried out by a licensed electrician. Builders and electricians should liaise with the cable supplier where they purchased the cable, and discuss the remedies available as part of the national safety recall. Electricians and builders should also return unused Infinity cable to their place of purchase a full refund. NSW was the first jurisdiction to initiate a recall of Infinity-branded cable in August last year. Following testing led by NSW Fair Trading, a mandatory recall followed in NSW in October 2013. Details of the earlier NSW recalls are available.