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Australia: Faulty wiring leaves 40,000 businesses, homes at risk of fire

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Eighteen wholesalers and retailers in Australia have recalled cabling supplied by Infinity Cable Co. Pty. Ltd. because of a potential risk of fire from faulty wiring, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said.

More than 40,000 businesses and homes could be at risk of fire, the Toowoomba Chronicle reported. The problems were attributed to poor quality plastic insulation coating. The recall involves cables sold in the country under the Infinity and Olsent brands from 2010.

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