The prohibition took effect on 15 October 2015 and was advertised in the Age and Herald Sun.
While it is believed the majority of the cable was supplied to small electrical wholesalers in Queensland, it is possible some of the cable came into Victoria through online suppliers or wholesalers with a national reach.
The 2013 dated cable is non-complaint to the relevant electrical safety standard in that it has failed tests that indicate a lack of suitable materials in the cable to ensure it will last as long as compliant cable.
Cable with a 2015 marking has passed testing.
Initial indications suggest that the fault is only present in SKL TPS cable marked with the year 2013 in the following cross sectional areas; 1mm2 ,1.5mm2, 2.5 mm2, 4mm2, 6mm2, 10mm2 and 16mm2.
While there is no immediate safety risk to householders, the testing shows this cable is likely to deteriorate faster than compliant cable and may become a fire or electric shock risk if not removed or adequately protected.
Anyone in Victoria who has this cable or has used this cable is asked to contact ESV on (03) 9203 7900.
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