News

26 Mar 2015

Act now on Infinity cables

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.
31 Oct 2014

Additional Infinity electrical cable safety recalls announced

State and Territory safety regulators have announced additional recalls of Infinity Cable.
31 Oct 2014

ACCC updates Senate Estimates on national Infinity Cable recall

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.
5 Sep 2014

QLD: Dads reminded to take care with new Father’s Day toys

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.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
3 Sep 2014

SA: Don't be a tool: avoid injuries with DIY work

The State’s consumer watchdog is urging South Australians to take extra care when working around the house or on their cars.
2 Sep 2014

NSW: Don't be a tool - Tips to stay safe with DIY

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today is urging do-it-yourself enthusiasts to proceed with caution when doing work around the home or under their vehicle this Father’s Day.
27 Aug 2014

TAS: National Infinity Electrical Cable Safety Recall

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.
27 Aug 2014

WA: Infinity brand electrical cable safety recall

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.
27 Aug 2014

ACT: Recall of Infinity electrical cables

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.