The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging the community to get a licensed electrician to check if degrading Infinity electrical cables are installed in their homes or businesses, as recent progress reports show that only 179 premises have so far been rectified and approximately 5 per cent of the supplied cable remediated.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has updated Senators on a key area of work for the commission, whilst appearing before the Senate Economics committee estimates hearing.
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is joining consumer protection agencies nationwide in September to promote the Don't be a tool initiative, which reminds men to take care when doing work around the house.
The offices of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading, WorkSafe Tasmania and Building Control have been actively engaged in a national taskforce of consumer protection, electrical and building safety regulators to coordinate a product safety recall of Infinity electrical cable.
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards.
Canberrans who had electrical work done in their homes between 2010 and 2013 should heed safety messages following a recall by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of electrical cable known as 'Infinity' cable, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.