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Dodgy Chinese electric cable remains a danger to Queensland homes

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“Thousands” of Queensland homes could be exposed to danger due to imported electrical cable.

The Courier Mail reports that the cable, imported from China, has not yet been recalled in Queensland and has been on sale for 18 months.

“There has been an extremely large amount of this cable sold,” the CEO of Master Electricians, told the Courier Mail.

“I am deeply concerned at the safety implications to homeowners and workers entering ceilings in the next three to 20 years.”

“This has every chance of becoming another insulation debacle.”

The Thermoplastic Sheathed cable, recalled in August in NSW, could have its coating disintegrate in hot temperatures, according to the NSW Office of Fair Trading’s tests.

It also fails to meet Australian standards – with the ACCC putting out a recall notice – and WA has issued a stop sale notice on it.

A NSW Fair Trading spokeswoman said that it was, "Up to electrical safety regulators in each State/Territory to consider their own actions".

"Each State and Territory in Australia has equivalent laws governing electrical consumer safety."

The product’s importer and distributor, Infinity Cable Pty Ltd, went into liquidation in September. 

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