On the 27th August the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced that 18 electrical retailers and wholesalers have recalled Infinity cables after they failed electrical safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating.
All sizes and configurations of white TPS* and Orange Round Infinity mains power cables are affected.
Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd and solely supplied by Masters Home Improvement are also affected. A 19th smaller wholesaler has completed a recall of the product.
Infinity cables were supplied in all states and territories, except the Northern Territory. It is estimated that around 40,000 households and businesses may have been affected. The relevant periods of cable supply are: 2010-2013 (in NSW), 2011-2013 (in ACT), 2012-2013 (in Vic, Qld, SA & WA) and in 2013 (in Tas).