Department of Justice
Under the Gas Act 2000, the Tasmanian Director of Gas Safety has prohibited the supply and sale of specific models of portable butane 'lunchbox' camping type cookers due to safety concerns.
A Fact Sheet (FS131 v3.0 Prohibition on the sale of gas appliances) (docx, 256.9 KB) is available for your information.
|Australian Gas Association Number||Certificate Holder||Model Number and Brand Names|
|6810||Amalgamated Hardware Merchants Ltd|
Single burner 2250 and double burner 2250SP provided for sale under brand names: Campmaster, Falcon, Festiva, Fiesta, Grillrite, Oztrail, Wild Country, Red Centre, Progaz, Escape, Camper Collection, Gas Craft, Spinifex, Roman and Rough It
|7920||Sitro Group Australia Pty Ltd||Gasmate double burner Model PC2080|
|7633||Illusion Australia Pty Ltd||U-Bute Traveller double burner Model UB001|
|7378||Chens Bros Trading Pty Ltd||My Collection, Red Stone, Home Essentials, Bai Hui Portable Camping Stove models BZD-168|
|Model Name||Model Number/s||Certification Number|
|My Collection, Red Stone, Home Essentials & Bai Hui Portable Camping Stove||BDZ-168 & BDZ-163S||7378|
|Five Star & Gasmate||MS-2000 & Plus MS-2000||7437|
|Gasmate, Gasmaster, Jumbuck, Jackaroo, Excalibur, Adventure Ridge & Buy Right Advent||PC1060, KPC1060, MPC1060, PC1065, JPC1065 PC1070, PC1075 PC2070, KPC2070, MPC2070, AR2070, PC2075, BBC2075, PC2080||7920|
|Campmaster, Red Centre, Grillrite, Rough It, Fiesta, Falcon, Wild Country, Festiva, Campers Collection, Spinifex, Oztrail, Roman, Progaz, Escape & Gas Craft||XX2150, XX2250, XX2250SP, XX2160, XX2160S ( Modern prefix substitutes XX)||6810|
|Auscrown & Wild Country||AD90||5241|
Further to the list of prohibited models, additional models of butane gas cookers have also had their compliance certification suspended by independent safety certifiers, for failing to comply with Australian Standards. A full list is contained in table 2.
This was as a result of testing undertaken at the request of gas safety regulators across Australia, which found a fault with cookers' over pressure protection shut off valves. These appliances have the potential to become unsafe if the canister overheats.
If the over pressure mechanism does malfunction, these products can potentially cause serious injury, and therefore people are strongly advised not to use them.
These cookers have been withdrawn from sale and retailers in Tasmania should not be supplying or selling these particular models of butane gas cookers.
Gas Standards and Safety recommend consumers research and verify the certification status before purchasing any gas appliance.
Consumers who have purchased portable butane 'lunchbox' camping type cookers should avoid using them until checking that they are not models which form part of the prohibition or have had their safety certification suspended. For further advice phone 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania).
On Wednesday 11 March 2015, the following notice was published in the Tasmanian Gazette and three regional newspapers:
GAS ACT 2000
Prohibition of supply of appliances
I, DALE EDWARD WEBSTER, Director of Gas Safety appointed under Section 9 of the Gas Act 2000, prohibit the sale or supply within the State of Tasmania of the gas appliances of the specified class declared by the Director of Gas Safety and listed in Table 1 below.
This prohibition is in accordance with Section 79A of the Gas Act 2000.