DL Engines and Hobby Australia — DLE Model Aircraft Engine and Gasket Set Spare Parts

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Product description

DLE Two Stroke Petrol engines for use in large radio control model aeroplanes

Model numbers:
DLE20/20RA, DLE30/35RA, DLE40, DLE55/55RA,
DLE60/61/65, DLE85, DLE111/120/120T/130, DLE170, DLE222

Replacement part - Gasket Set for each engine model


DLE Model Aircraft Engine
Photograph of Gasket Set for DLE Model Aircraft Engine

Reasons the product is recalled

Certain gaskets in the model aircraft engine contain chrysotile asbestos. If the engine is disassembled for repair or maintenance, asbestos fibres may be released from the gaskets and users may be exposed to asbestos fibres when handling the gaskets.

The hazards to consumers

If asbestos fibres are released into the air and breathed in, they can cause serious medical conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What consumers should do

Owners of affected engines should email their details to recall@dlenginesaustralia.com or call 0466 614 538 and leave a message and you will be contacted to make suitable arrangements. 

Owners of affected engines must not disassemble the engine and should not perform any maintenance, repairs or modifications on these engines that may damage the gaskets.

DL Engines and Hobby Australia will contact affected owners to make an appointment for the affected engines to be returned for the gaskets to be removed and replaced by a technician who is qualified to safely work with asbestos-containing materials, free of charge.  Customers that have purchased gaskets as spares will have new gaskets supplied at no charge.

Traders who sold this product

Ace Hobbies (WA)
Addies Hobbies (Vic)
Albury RC (NSW)
HobbyTech Toys (WA)
Hallam Hobbies (VIC)
ModelSports (NSW)
ModelFlight (SA)
Monaro Models and Hobbies (ACT) - CLOSED
Performance Hobbies (QLD) - CLOSED
Rorys RC Hobby (QLD)
Supercheap Hobbies (SA)


Where the product was sold


Dates available for sale


Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

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

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