Infinity Cable Recall
The ACCC recently launched a campaign to make consumers aware of potential dangers associated with Infinity Cables.
If you have had Infinity cables supplied and installed in:-
• NSW from 2010 – 2013
• ACT from 2011 – 2013
• VIC, QLD, SA and WA from 2012 – 2013
The cables do not comply with the ageing requirements of the electrical safety standard, AS/NZS 5000.
The cables are of all sizes and configurations. The expert advice is that the cables may become prematurely brittle and break if disturbed. Should this happen, it would expose the internal conductors and potentially cause electrical shock or fire.
For the building owners and occupiers, please do not attempt to inspect the cables yourself. You need to get in touch with your electrician or builder to check if the recalled Infinity cables were used.
Anyone renting or living in an apartment block, we suggest you speak to your landlord or managing agent.
If you do have any concerns, it is recommended you mention you want a safety inspection for Infinity cable and your concerns will be acted on as a priority.
Please be aware that there could be over 40,000 homes, commercial and residential buildings affected. As the recall is due to the degradation of the cable insulation and is related to elapsed time and heat exposure, licensed electricians need to attend to the oldest and/or highest risk installation.
The intent of the recall is to replace all Infinity cables that are accessible (ie. roof space and not in a protective conduit) and near heat sources. Other cables will remain installed under the safety recall.
Cost of the replacements will depend on each individual case. If you are not covered by the recall, the ACCC recommend you get quotes from licensed electricians.
If you need any assistance with the Infinity cable recall please feel free to speak to one of our licensed electricians at R & V Electrical. If you are in a different state from us we will help you find one in your territory.