News

14 Jun 2016

2,300km of dangerous Infinity electrical cable remains in homes

Thousands of homes across Australia still have faulty Infinity electrical cabling installed, despite recalls of all Infinity cables announced almost two years ago.
2 Mar 2016

Tradespeople and homeowners warned of immediate risks from Infinity electrical cables

Approximately 2,300km of dangerous Infinity electrical cable is still installed in thousands of homes across Australia.
15 Dec 2015

Dangerous Infinity cables could degrade over summer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning suppliers and installers of degrading Infinity cables, including DIY homeowners, to take action before months of hot weather could cause the cables to become brittle and put lives at risk. Property owners are also being urged to take action to avoid serious risks.
19 Oct 2015

ACCC puts electricians and builders on notice that they must replace unsafe Infinity cables

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging electricians and builders to replace dangerous Infinity electrical cables that were installed in up to 40,000 homes and businesses throughout Australia.
7 Oct 2015

QLD: Don’t fall for it: ladder safety tips

As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.
11 Sep 2015

QLD: Don’t get sprung: power tools warning

With the arrival of spring, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to play it safe with power tools and be aware of possible risks when using them outdoors.

7 Aug 2015

NSW: Infinity cable suppliers to heed recall

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a mandatory recall to 25 NSW traders that supplied Infinity brand cables and are not covered by the existing national recall.
6 Aug 2015

Infinity cables could cause house fires next year if not made safe

Time is running out for thousands of Australian homes and businesses to find out if they have faulty electrical cabling before it poses a serious danger, the ACCC has warned.
22 Jul 2015

ACCC address to Master Builders Australia

In an address to Master Builders Australia today, ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper said that the ACCC and its state and territory fair trading counterparts are engaging with building regulators to encourage safety-based procurement practices in the building product sector.
31 Mar 2015

NSW: Don’t be a bunny with safety

Before heading away for Easter holidays consumers are being encouraged to hop-to-it and return or discard any products that may have been recalled or deemed unsafe.