The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) hereby alerts the general public on the presence of substandard and life-endangering SUNRISE brand of Electric Cables in the Nigerian markets and warns Consumers to avoid patronage of the product.

Dealers in electric cables are also warned to avoid sale of the product or risk seizure by SON officials wherever it is found as well as the prosecution of the offenders.

A large consignment of the substandard and life-endangering SUNRISE electric cable which managed to find there way into the country have been apprehended and destroyed after due conformity assessment procedures.

The results of the Conformity Assessment of the SUNRISE electric Cable are;

  •  very high conductor resistance,
  • poor conductor elongation and
  • very low tensile strength of insulation.

The above results are not in conformitywith the requirements of NIS IEC 60228 for conductor, NIS IEC 60227 series and NIS IEC 60811. It thus poses grave danger of heating up, which could easily lead to fire outbreaks. 

The general public and in particular, users and dealers in electric cables are advised to avoid the sale or patronage of SUNRISE brand of electric cables.

Bola Fashina 

SA to DG/Head, Public Relations