RECALL: Infinity Cable Could Shorten Your Lifespan

If you live anywhere in Australia (with the exception of the Northern Territory) then you should make an urgent call to any electrical contractors who’ve installed any cabling in your home since 2010. The reason? About 2,300 kilometres of dodgy cable are installed in homes across the country.

The Infinity or Olsent branded cables have been recalled when testing revealed that its polymer casing was low in quality and would degrade extremely rapidly. Especially in areas where it was exposed to high heat like around light fittings or ovens.

We originally wrote about the Infinity Cable recall in February 2015 and since then it seems only 39% of homes have arranged for the defective cables to be replaced, which means many more are still at risk.

The first installations of the cable occurred in 2010 in homes across New South Wales but it has been used widely throughout the country following subsequent sales (primarily) through Masters hardware stores.

Due to the low quality of the polymer casing, it has been declared by experts that the cable could potentially begin to fail as soon as April this year! This means an increased risk of electrocution or house fires throughout the country.

What should you do if you think you have the recalled electrical cabling in your home?

If you’ve only ever used Fallon Solutions for your electrical work then you don’t need to worry. We never use low-quality products and so you won’t be at risk of being affected by this urgent recall.

If you have had other electricians in your home then you should call them immediately to find out if they ever used the defective cables, and if so arrange for them to remove/replace them in your home without delay.

A spokeswoman for Woolworths said, “Customers who have had Infinity cabling installed should register their details through our Infinity Cable Consumer Hotline (1300 236 787) for assistance.”

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