Electrical safety recall

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

Electrical safety recall

The cabling and electrical devices sold as part of ‘SmartSpace’ kit homes have been recalled.

The affected products were sold by Bunnings as part of the SmartSpace kit homes prior to July 2015. The kits purchased after July 2015 are not affected.

The products include: SDI CABLE 1.5 m² V90 450/750 V TO AS/NZS 5000.2 YAFEI; SRF CABLE 3 x 2.5 mm² 450/750 V V90 TO AS/NZS 5000.2 YAFEI; SRF CABLE 3 x 1.5 mm² 450/750 V V90 TO AS/NZS 5000.2 YAFEI; Circuit Breaker and Residual Current Device (RCD) — marked JVM21-63 C16 240/415 V~; marked RCBO JVL5 C16 20 mA 240 V~.

The cables have failed some of the required ageing tests of AS/NZS 5000.2. The insulation could become prematurely brittle with age. If the insulation becomes brittle and the cables are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires. The circuit breaker and RCD do not pose a safety risk; however, these components are not approved for sale in Australia.

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