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:
- 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
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Certification has been withdrawn from more than 70 products (as listed below), also known as cookers with enclosed cartridges, and have been removed from sale across Victoria.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
|Home Essentials, Red Stone, My Collection, Bai Hui||
|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|
For further information phone ESV on 1800 652 563.