Gas masks that contain asbestos are banned from supply in Australia.
About the ban
This ban applies to gas masks for use and to collectable gas masks. It is illegal for businesses to sell gas masks containing asbestos, even if they advertise them as collectable items.
A gas mask is a piece of breathing equipment that usually consists of a full-face shield, a hose and a detachable metal canister containing an asbestos filter.
Complying with the ban
Consumer Protection Notice No. 17 of 1993 sets out the requirements of this ban.