Summary: If you've had electrical work done from 2010-2013 you may have faulty Infinity cable installed. DO NOT inspect wiring yourself - ask a licensed electrician to check.
Published: 13 June 2016
If you've had any electrical work done since 2010, you may have faulty Infinity cabling installed in your home.
Do not inspect the wiring yourself, contact the electrician who did the work, and ask if they used Infinity cable, or if they don’t know, to come and check it for you.
If you don’t recall who did the work for you, you can also pay for your home to be inspected by a licensed electrician who can check for Infinity cables.
If the cable is confirmed as Infinity, the cost of remediation will be covered by the supplier if known. You may also have rights under consumer guarantees.
The recall requires the cable to be removed from areas near a heat source, such as an oven or accessible areas where the cable can be disturbed, such as in roof spaces.
So if you have had electrical work done since 2010, make sure you get a licensed electrician to check so you can be confident that you don’t have infinity cables in your home.
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
For more information check out the ACCC website at accc.gov.au