Industrial Scientific Australia Pty Ltd—GasBadge Plus version 2.2 and earlier instruments

Identifying features

The following part numbers are covered by this recall:
GasBadge® Plus – Carbon Monoxide 18100050‐1, 18100050‐1xx, IPLU501
GasBadge® Plus – Hydrogen Sulfide 18100050‐2, 18100050‐2xx, IPLU502
GasBadge® Plus – Oxygen 18100050‐3, 18100050‐3xx, IPLU503
GasBadge® Plus – Nitrogen Dioxide 18100050‐4, 18100050‐4xx, IPLU504
GasBadge® Plus – Sulfur Dioxide 18100050‐5, 18100050‐5xx, IPLU505
xx = optional alphanumeric designation

What are the defects?

The GasBadge Plus single-gas instrument may not properly indicate a low battery condition, resulting in a failure to "alarm" or "instrument shut down". This condition is exacerbated when the instrument is used in temperatures below room temperature.

What are the hazards?

The defect may cause the user to be exposed to noxious gases without being alerted, resulting in poisoning.

What should consumers do?

Customers should cease using the product and contact their local dealer to organise for a replacement unit. Industrial Scientific is also offering customers a free upgrade to GasBadge® Pro single-gas instruments.

Customers can contact Industrial Scientific on 03 9644 7777 (Australia and New Zealand) or email

Traders who sold this product

Airmet Scientific Pty Ltd and Protector Alsafe Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 March 2009 - 17 January 2012

Responsible regulator

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

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission