News & Views

16th October 2015

SKL Electrical Cables Prohibited

NECA SA members should be aware of a prohibition notice issued in Queensland to prevent the sale and/or installation of some SKL brand thermo-plastic sheath (TPS) electrical cables marked 2013. These cables were imported and supplied by SKL Cables Australia Pty Ltd.

Whilst we have been informed by the Office of the Technical Regulator that to their knowledge these cables have not been sold in South Australia, members need to be wary.

Background
An issue has been identified with the insulation and sheathing PVC compound of the electrical cable that may lead to a reduction in the insulation integrity. This may result in electric shock or fire.
The prohibition affects SKL brand TPS twin and earth cable with marking ‘2013’, sold or distributed by SKL Cables Australia Pty Ltd, of sizes, 1mm2 to 16mm2 configurations which are PVC sheathed and PVC insulated.

Action Required
Remove the product from sale, including display for sale. Cease installation of this cable immediately. It is an offence to supply or continue to install any cable subject to the prohibition order.

Further Information
Further details for home occupiers can be found here or members can contact the OTR on (08) 8226 5518.