Fireguard is used in carpentry and interior fit-out in the same way as standard MDF. Fireguard is a specialty medium density fibreboard available in two colours (Standard Red (12, 16 and 18mm thickness) and Black (16 and 18mm thickness)) and a standard 2400mm X 1200mm sheet size. Fireguard is also manufactured to achieve a Group 1 fire retardant rating in accordance with AS/NZS 3837.
What are the defects?
The product was designed to achieve the “Group 1” rating in accordance with AS/NZS 3837. Laminex has identified one shipment of product that failed to meet the products specifications. The affected product does not offer the expected fire resistance associated with product that achieves a “Group 1” rating.
What are the hazards?
In the case of a fire the affected product may not offer the expected level of fire resistance, posing a potential fire hazard and a risk of further property damage.
What should consumers do?
Laminex is in the process of contacting all end-users either directly or, where customers prefer to do so, through the identified customers. Where end-users have Fireguard installed in circumstances where fire resistance is relevant, then they will be afforded the option of having that material replaced by Laminex with a suitable fire resistant alternative (pending availability).
Traders who sold this product
Commercial builders, door and cabinet makers in the nominated States.
Where the product was sold
New South Wales
Dates available for sale