Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo — Pool Table Iron

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Product description

Electric iron used for flattening and smoothing the felt on billiards, pool and snooker tables
Iron has a green body with a heat-insulating layer between the ironing surface and the body of the iron. The iron rests on a flat heat-resistant stand.
Photograph of pool table iron - side view
Photograph of pool table iron - top view close up
Photograph of pool table iron  - iron and heat resistant stand

Reasons the product is recalled

The heat control pad and the heat resistant stand of the iron contain asbestos. Asbestos fibres may be released if the iron is disassembled, under certain types of use or with time as the iron and stand are handled and used.

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 the affected irons should cease using the irons immediately and contact the place of purchase for further advice. Consumers must not attempt to maintain,  disassemble, modify or repair their irons. 

After contacting the place of purchase or the supplier of the iron, owners may wish to contact an asbestos disposal expert to arrange safe handling, storage, transportation and disposal of the iron at a facility that handles hazardous waste. Further information about disposal of asbestos waste can be obtained from local government authorities, the relevant environmental protection agency or waste disposal authority in your state or territory.

Owners of recalled irons will be provided with a replacement iron that does not contain asbestos.

For further information about this recall, contact

  • Consolidated Leisure and Sport Pty Ltd by phoning 03 9499 5444
  • Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo by phoning 08 3954 9150
  • email 


Traders who sold this product

Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo, Western Australia
Consolidated Leisure and Sport Pty Ltd, Victoria
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Responsible regulator

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

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