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Recall of five butane canister "lunchbox" cookers

The ACCC has now recalled five types of butane canister or "lunchbox" cookers due to safety concerns. The cookers do not comply with the Australian Standard and their safety devices may fail if they overheat, posing a risk that they may catch fire or explode.

Click on the below links to the ACCC website to see details of the products that have been recalled:

AHM Limited - Campmaster twin burner portable butane gas cooker sold at Masters Home Improvement stores

Austcrown Pty Ltd - Auscrown AD90 handy range

Chens Bros Trading Pty Ltd - butane gas cooker

Oztrail - The Anywhere Stove portable butane gas cooker

Sitro Group Australia - Twin portable butane cooker

For more information click HERE.

Free carbon monoxide testing courses

Carbon monoxide can be deadly – are you up to date with best practise test procedures?
Master Plumbers, in partnership with the Victorian Building Authority and ESV, is pleased to present free Carbon Monoxide testing courses for Victorian plumbers.
This training course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to use carbon monoxide (CO) testing equipment and complete the practical procedure to test gas appliances for CO emissions.
The course will cover the process you should follow to identify situations that could result in CO spillage within a residence. It will reference the Gas Information Sheets no. 37 and 38 produced by ESV.

VBA seminar series

The VBA is holding 12 information seminars for builders and plumbers starting on 14 April. The sessions for the plumbing industry will focus on plumbing standards, the Plumbing Code of Australia 2015 and common technical enquiries.

To register, please CLICK here or go to the VBA website. 

Rooming house gas safety checklist

ESV has released a comprehensive gas safety checklist for rooming houses.

Gasfitters can click HERE for further information. 

Warning about butane canister "lunchbox" cookers

Energy Safe Victoria is warning Victorians not to use butane canister or “lunchbox” cookers due to concerns they may overheat, catch fire or explode. Recent investigations have found that these cookers don’t comply with the Australian Standard and their safety devices may fail if they overheat. Click HERE for further information.

No Go Zone survey

ESV is conducting a short survey to gauge the level of satisfaction there is with safety advice relating to working near powerlines. The survey is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete. The responses received will help us to refine safety messaging and inform policy decisions relating to No Go Zones.

Click HERE to take the survey.

Thanks for your time.

New electric line clearance regulations

Public submissions in response to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the proposed Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015 have now been posted on the ESV website. Click HERE to read them.

Mandatory recall notice issued for Ecables branded power cable

ESV has issued a mandatory recall notice to Ecables Pty Ltd for copper clad aluminium (CCA) power cable with RE110 insulation supplied since 2011. ESV and Ecables are in the process of finalising the recall strategy to be actioned in 2015.

The recall notice relates to all sizes and configurations of power cable with RE110 insulation, which includes all SDI sizes 10mm2 - 630mm2 and multicore 6mm2 - 50mm2.

For further information click here.

National database of certified gas appliances and components

A national database of certified gas appliances and components is now available on the Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC) website www.gtrc.vic.gov.au For further information please click here.

Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cables recalled

ESV wishes to advise that electrical retailers and wholesalers across Australia have recalled Infinity electrical cables.

The recall relates to all sizes and configurations of TPS and Orange Round Infinity mains power cables. Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd are also included.

The cable has been recalled because testing has found that it is non-compliant, with poor quality insulation that will deteriorate prematurely and may cause fires or the risk of electric shock. Consumers can click here for more information. Electricians can click here for more information.

Read the ACCC press release here

Click here to read ESV's press release


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