25 June 2015
Dodgy imported building products still rife
Some in the construction sector believe there has been a “tipping point” in non-conforming products being imported.
The ABC’s 730 program reported last night that are concerns around cheap imported cladding, glass, and cable products, which could pose a safety danger.
"Non-compliant products have reached tipping point,” Tracey Gramlick of the Australian Windows Association (AWA) told the ABC.
“It's flooding in at the moment."
Independent senators Nick Xenophon, Jacqui Lambie and John Madigan have called for an upper house inquiry into non-conforming products, The Australian Financial Review reports. This will report on October 12.
An Australian Industry Group survey, the results of which were published in its The quest for a level playing field: The non-conforming building products dilemma report, found “92% of respondents reporting NCPs in their supply chain”.
A recall on imported Chinese Infinity cable was launched by the ACCC last year, but the response has been slow and the commission has launched an awareness campaign last week.