Electricians and builders are ignoring a recall of faulty electrical wiring, leaving tens of thousands of homes at risk of fire, the consumer watchdog says.

Infinity and Olsent branded power cables remain a fire or electrocution risk in 22,000 homes and offices, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, despite the products being recalled in 2014. “It is expected in the next couple of months the cable insulation could start to crack and this may…