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Electrical cable could become fire risk in Australian homes within weeks, ACCC warns.


Dangerous electrical cabling installed in homes across Australia could become a fire and electrocution risk within weeks, according to the consumer watchdog.

About 2,300 kilometres of Infinity and Olsent-branded cable remain in hundreds of homes in every state except the Northern Territory.

The cable was recalled after testing revealed its polymer casing was poor quality, causing it to become brittle rapidly in areas of high heat such as around light fittings and ovens.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) deputy chair Delia Rickard said the cable was first installed in homes in New South Wales in 2010.

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1. Plug and cord sold with other equipment
i)The in-scope electrical equipment (“the equipment’) the plug and cord is supplied with will need to be marked with the RCM.
ii) the equipment will need to be registered to the responsible supplier on the EESS database according to the equipment risk level.
iii) The plug and cord may be marked with the RCM, but not if they will need to have the certification marking aligning with the certificate issued for that component, and have markings of the brand and model identifiable for each component.
iv) A cord marked in accordance with the CENELEC HAR marking scheme is acceptable and in that situation does not require the RCM.

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The ACMA requires the supplier to sign a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) before labelling the product with the RCM

The final step to product compliance involves labelling the product:

Steps to compliance
1. Identify the applicable labelling notice
2. Identify the applicable technical standards (prescribed in the relevant labelling notice) and the testing requirements
3. Demonstrate product compliance
4. Complete a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and maintain compliance records
5. Register as a ‘responsible supplier’
6. Label the product
The ACMA regulatory arrangements require a supplier to apply a compliance label to a product before the product is supplied to the Australian market.

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