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A Sydney woman is facing criminal charges for selling faulty electrical cables which has initiated a multimillion dollar national recall in Australia. Lu Luo imported the wires from China, according to News Corp, before selling them through national suppliers and popular hardware stores. NSW Fair Trading has confirmed it has commenced proceedings against Ms Lu Luo for selling electrical articles in breach of the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (NSW). A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said that the estimated cost of the recall is $80 million.
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The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is an industry-wide working group with supply chain representative bodies that has been established to address the issue of unsafe, non-approved and counterfeit cable entering the UK marketplace.
The first initiative of its kind in the electrical industry the ACI is direct in its approach to investigate and publicise the findings of cables found to be faulty, counterfeit or non-compliant with British, European or International Standards.