ACCC finally takes action
After years of lobbying from Master Electricians Australia (MEA), the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is finally taking some responsible steps to ensure Australians are aware of potentially dangerous cables installed in their home or business.
The ACCC has today launched a national awareness campaign about the potentially deadly Infinity and Olsent cable recall. The campaign will target consumers and involve online and radio messaging, and is encouraging consumers to get their cables checked by a licenced electrician.
With around 13,000 homes believed to be affected by the deadly cable, MEA encourages you to share the ACCC YouTube clip on your digital channels to ensure this recall message reaches as many people as possible.
These dangerous cables have been shown to pose a serious danger of fire or electrical shock and potential death, due to the insulation becoming prematurely brittle. We know this risk will continue to grow over time, so it’s vital that all the faulty cables are check and replaced.
The ACCC have also set up a landing page on their website with information on the recall, the risks involved, what consumers should do, FAQs, and where to go for more information.
In most circumstances, the cable used will need to be removed and replaced. Members who have installed the product can contact the MEA Technical Hotline for assistance in dealing with the recall, simply call 1300 889 198 or email email@example.com.
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