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Safety Warning on Portable Butane 'Lunchbox' Cookers

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With the Easter holidays approaching the ACCC wishes to remind consumers that State gas regulators have stopped the sale of a large number of portable gas stoves as they fail some provisions of the relevant gas appliance standard. Affected portable gas stoves have had their certificates of conformance withdrawn.

Gas regulators have identified that some models are unsafe and should be recalled.  These models fail the overpressure tests: there is a risk that the cookers may explode if they overheat.  The ACCC is working with the gas regulators, led by EnergySafe Victoria, to arrange recalls of these models so that any recall has national effect.

A comprehensive list of affected models can be accessed below.

If you own one of these banned lunchbox style cookers, please stop using it immediately. It is anticipated that product safety recalls for affected models will be in place over the coming weeks. In the meantime, under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) you may be entitled to a refund if you can show proof of purchase, and you should seek to do so as soon as possible.  

For further information, please contact the gas appliance regulator in your state: http://www.gtrc.gov.au/contact#sa.

 

 

 UNCERTIFIED PRODUCTS – DON’T USE

 

 Brands

 Model number

 Home Essentials, Red Stone, My Collection, Bai Hui

 BDZ-168

 BDZ-163S

 Five Star

 Gasmate

 MS-2000

 Plus MS-2000

 Gasmate

 Gasmaster

 Jumbuck

 Jackeroo

 Excalibur

 Adventure Ridge

 Buy Right

 PC1060, KPC1060, MPC1060, PC1065, JPC1065 PC1070, PC1075,  PC2070, KPC2070, MPC2070, AR2070, PC2075, BBC2075, PC2080

 Campmaster, Red Centre, Grillrite, Rough It, Fiesta, Falcon, Wild Country, Festiva,Campers Collection, Spinifex, Oztrail, Roman, Progaz, Escape and Gas Craft

**2150, **2250, **2250SP, **2160, **2160S              (** = customer code)

 Campmaster, Kookaburra, Grillpro, Topstove, Fiesta, Falcon, Wild Country, Freetime, Festiva, The Stove, Sunshine, Campers Collection, Oztrail, Roman,     Progaz, Escape & Gas Craft

 CM2100, CM2200, STO990, ST7000, FT2100, FT2200, ST1, ST2

 Campmaster, Kookaburra, Grillpro, Topstove, Fiesta, Falcon, Wild Country, Freetime, Festiva, The Stove, Sunshine, Campers Collection, Oztrail, Roman, Progaz, Escape, Gas Craft & Spinifex

**2170* & **2270*           (** = customer code)

 Auscrown, Wild Country Handy Range

 AD90

 U-Bute Traveller

 U-Bute Traveller

 Jackeroo

 PL-121

 Adventuridge

 509245

 Companion

 COMP523

 House Brand

 509245

 Kookaburra

 ST0990

 Primus

 2240

 Primus

 2271

 Primus

 TLB-102L

 Red Desert

 509230

 Spinifex

 7027612

 Spinifex

 90024574

 

 

Date Published: 1st April 2015