A faulty electrical cable potentially used in thousands of homes across Australia has been recalled due to poor quality insulation.
The ACCC website says all TPS and Orange Round cable sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd and supplied under 'INFINITY' and 'OLSENT' brands, installed in NSW homes in 2010, are affected and may have already started cracking.
"Physical contact with the cables could dislodge the insulation and lead to electric shock or possibly fires," the ACCC website says.
The cables were supplied in:
- NSW - 2010-2013
- ACT - 2011-2013
- Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia - 2012-2013
- Tasmania - 2013.
This isn’t the first time the product safety regulator has issued a warning over the cables.
The recall began in 2013, however, four years later, only 54 per cent of cables sold have been returned.
"Your home might be a ticking time-bomb if you haven't had Infinity cabling replaced," ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
"If you have had electrical cables installed in your home between 2010 and 2013, the ACCC is urging you to get your home inspected by a licensed electrician. Do not attempt to inspect the cabling yourself.”
The cable company will cover the cost of getting an electrician to inspect your home if the faulty Infinity cable is found.