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Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cables recalled

ESV wishes to advise that electrical retailers and wholesalers across Australia have recalled Infinity electrical cables.

The recall relates to all sizes and configurations of TPS and Orange Round Infinity mains power cables. Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd are also included.

The cable has been recalled because testing has found that it is non-compliant, with poor quality insulation that will deteriorate prematurely and may cause fires or the risk of electric shock. Consumers can click here for more information. Electricians can click here for more information.

Read the ACCC press release here

Click here to read ESV's press release

LEI and REC Seminars

Energy Safe Victoria is holding seminars for LEIs and RECs focusing on renewable energies, isolating devices, generators and heavy current switchboards.

Please note that due to overwhelming interest ESV has organised a second seminar in Chadstone on Thursday 18 September at 8.30am (details below).  The Chadstone Seminar on Tuesday 16 September is fully booked - ESV will contact everybody who expressed interest to confirm their place.

CLICK HERE to see details of all seminars being held.

Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor releases annual report

The Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor, Neil Comrie, has released his annual report. In it, he says Victoria is now "in a much better state of preparedness to deal with the threat of bushfires and other natural disasters than it was on Black Saturday".  Click HERE to read it. 


Officeworks recalls USB charger

Officeworks has implemented a voluntary recall of one of the USB chargers sold in its stores from July last year to August this year. The product model number is MS10071223. The recall follows a recent incident where one of the products overheated, causing the casing to melt. Click HERE for details.

Seeley recalls Braemar gas wall furnace due to risk of CO poisoning

Seeley International has recalled a Braemar WF2000-30N gas wall furnace due to it being fitted with an oversized injector that could cause carbon monoxide to be drawn back into the room. The appliances were sold from February to August this year and the Serial Number Range is W14020107 - W14020590 and W14030001 - W14030697. Click HERE for further details.

Warning about unapproved electrical appliances

ESV is reminding Victorians never to buy or use unapproved electrical chargers or devices following the recent death of a New South Wales woman. The woman was electrocuted while charging her laptop with an unapproved and non-compliant USB charger. Ensure that every electrical device or appliance you buy is approved and carries the tick symbol. Click HERE for further information.

ESV releases interim report into Morwell Terminal Station incident 4 April 2014

ESV has released its interim report into the electrical fault at the Morwell Terminal Station on 4 April that led to a dramatic flashover and loss of supply to 80,000 customers in Gippsland.

The investigation has found that the incident was the result of a short-circuit on one phase of a 66kV powerline and that two protection systems that are designed to stop the flow of electricity in the event of a fault failed to operate. The network’s primary protection system did not operate due to an incorrect relay setting while the secondary system failed due to a faulty component.  The circumstances of the two failures are still to be determined. No link was found between the fault and the recent fire at the Hazelwood Mine.

CLICK HERE to read the interim report.
CLICK HERE to read the press release.

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