Australian Char Pty Ltd—Heat Beads® Barbecue Starter (Asbestos)
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.
Barbecues Galore and via www.heatbeads.com.au online store
- 1 December 2008 - 30 September 2009
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.