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Butane canister “lunchbox” cookers

6 March 2015

The ACCC has recalled five types of butane canister “lunchbox” cookers due to safety concerns.

The following products have been recalled:

Recent investigations have found these cookers don’t comply with the Australian Standard and their safety devices may fail if they overheat.

Certification has been withdrawn from more than 70 products (as listed below), also known as cookers with enclosed cartridges, and have been removed from sale across Victoria.

Victoria’s Director of Energy Safety, Paul Fearon, said ESV was advising consumers not to use the cookers following six reported incidents across the state in the past year.

“The safety devices have failed when these products have not been used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,” he said. “The use of oversize pots and pans reflects heat onto the butane canister and causes it to overheat. If the safety device does not operate, there is a risk of fire or explosion.”

It is estimated there are 5 million of the portable cookers around Australia.

 

Uncertified products – DO NOT 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

 

For further information phone ESV on 1800 652 563.