17 Mar

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.

Read more: ABC News

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