A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). EnergySafety, Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators.
The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation), were sold in WA during 2012 and 2013. All supplies are being recalled after samples failed to meet electrical safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating. This includes all sizes and configurations of flat white cable and Orange round Infinity mains power cables, as well as Olsent brand power cables.
Testing has found that the cables will degrade prematurely and, if the cables are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires.
Householders and businesses that have had electrical wiring work carried out in 2012 or 2013 need to contact the responsible builder, electrical contractor or appliance installer to confirm whether Infinity cable was used. The cable supplier will arrange for an inspection of the wiring and remediation of any Infinity cable that they supplied.
You should not attempt to inspect the cables yourself. The inspections must be carried out by licensed electrical contractors.