Janes Honey Pty Ltd t/as Bee2Bee Beekeeping Supplies — Manually Operated Bee Smoker

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Product description

Medium and large Manually Operated Bee Smoker (i.e. not battery-powered) used by beekeepers to smoke bee hives

The manual model requires manual force by squeezing a bellows to force smoke to exit the smoker

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Reasons the product is recalled

The manually operated bee smoker has a bellows between the handle and smoker barrel. The bellows contains white (chrysotile) asbestos.

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

Consumers must:

  1. Immediately stop using this product and wrap it in thick sturdy plastic or heavy duty sturdy plastic bag where the seal cannot be broken.
  2. Contact Bee2Bee to make arrangements to return the product for a full refund, or receive replacement goods of equivalent value of their choice from Bee2Bee.
  3. If unable to safely return the product, please contact Bee2Bee to make alternative arrangements for disposal of the product, free of charge.

For further information, please contact Bee2Bee by phone on 0488 010 840, via email at info@bee2bee.com.au or via the website at https://bee2bee.com.au/product-recall/

Where the product was sold

New South Wales
Western Australia
Northern Territory

Dates available for sale


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Responsible regulator

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