Australian Char Pty Ltd—Heat Beads® Barbecue Starter (Asbestos)

Identifying features

Product Code: HB152ST
Purchased between 1 December 2008 and 30 September 2009

What are the defects?

Recent research has revealed that the heat resistant strip located between the product handle and the main unit of the barbecue starter
chimney contains Chrysotile Asbestos (White Asbestos).

What are the hazards?

Australian Char has been advised that the Chrysotile Asbestos in this case is contained and non-friable (i.e. when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure). The potential for airborne fibres during normal usage is minimal.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are advised to cease using the product, secure the item in a leak proof plastic container, and dispose of it as asbestos waste at an approved asbestos disposal facility. Please contact your local EPA office for locations in your area or contact Australian Char for assistance.

Traders who sold this product

Barbecues Galore and via online store

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 December 2008 - 30 September 2009

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Product category