Traxxas, L.P. – Slipper or brake pads for radio controlled vehicles

PRA number

2023/19924

Published date

Product description

Certain Traxxas radio controlled model vehicles, replacement slipper or brake pad parts, or replacement part assemblies containing slipper or brake pads (e.g., complete transmission kits, slipper clutch assemblies).

Please see attached list of affected parts, kits and vehicles.

Brake pads and slippers with affected part numbers
Identifying features

Reasons the product is recalled

The slipper pads in certain electric models and the brake pads in certain nitro fuel models may contain chrysotile asbestos, which may be released into the air through friction or if the clutch assembly or brake pads are disassembled.

The hazards to consumers

There is a risk of serious medical conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma if asbestos fibres are released into the air and breathed in.

What consumers should do

Consumers should stop using affected vehicles immediately and must not attempt to remove or replace the slipper or brake pads, or disassemble the clutch assembly.

Affected vehicles should be returned to their place of purchase to be sent to a centralised repair facility for a free repair.

If your vehicle was bought second-hand, your place of purchase is no longer in business or you do not remember where you purchased the vehicle, you should contact Southern Model Supplies for further instructions.

For further information, contact Southern Model Supplies by telephone on 1800 888 472 or by email on sales@southernmodels.com.au.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Traxxas dealers (see dealer look-up tool at www.traxxas.com)

Where the product was sold

Nationally
Online

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

WorkSafe SA is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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