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  1. 11 July 2017

    Asbestos in crayons

    Asbestos is a prohibited import in Australia and any trace elements found in crayons would mean the product is not of acceptable quality. About asbestos in crayons Risks and injuries Safe disposal More information Related news About asbestos … tested children’s crayons and found that four of the 12 imported brands of crayons contained traces of asbestos. Risks …
  2. 23 February 2017

    Gas masks with asbestos breathing devices

    Gas masks that contain asbestos are banned from supply in Australia. About the ban Complying with the ban Enforcement … masks containing asbestos, even if they advertise them as collectable items. A gas mask is a piece of breathing equipment that usually consists of a full-face shield, a hose and a detachable metal canister containing an asbestos filter. Complying …
  3. 20 June 2017

    Polaris quad bikes to be recalled due to asbestos risk

    and Consumer Commission of a recall of 12 models in its ‘youth’ range of quad bikes due to the presence of asbestos in component parts. Polaris conducted recent testing in the USA which identified asbestos in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets, and washers … to have been supplied in Australia since 31 December 2003. The importation or use of asbestos has been prohibited in Australia …
  4. 29 July 2016

    Gas masks containing asbestos

    Gas masks with asbestos breathing devices are banned from sale in Australia. About gas masks containing asbestos Risks and injuries Related bans About gas masks containing asbestos Gas masks with asbestos breathing devices usually consist of a full-face shield, a hose and a detachable metal canister containing an asbestos filter. About asbestos Asbestos is a naturally …
  5. 11 September 2015

    ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

    crayons and identified traces of asbestos in the following products: Dora the Explorer Personalized 32 pack crayons (Figure 1 … Independent testing has found traces of asbestos in: Disney ‘Frozen’ Jumbo Crayons (Figure 5) Disney ‘Mickey Mouse and Friends’ … with Asbestos Working Group Rapid Response Protocol. The ACCC does not believe that traces of asbestos in crayons presents a safety …
  6. 14 September 2015

    WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

    Published:  14 Sep 2015 Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found … Victoria found asbestos at trace levels in the following products: Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons Dora … “We have been advised that the fibres of the asbestos are fully bound in the crayon wax so they would not be released …
  7. 25 February 2014

    Safety warning notice on fire wallets containing asbestos

    a Safety Warning Notice about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets”. The wallets were sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at the Royal Melbourne Show.  Consumers were warned that these fire wallets may contain asbestos … online on the new National Asbestos Exposure Register . Product category Novelties safety warning notice on fire wallets …
  8. 23 November 2013

    'Fire wallets' safety warning issued due to possible asbestos risk

    Published:  23 Nov 2013 The Federal Government has issued a Safety Warning Notice to consumers about an asbestos risk … tested a small sample of fire wallets for asbestos, following a consumer complaint. Some wallets tested contained asbestos and investigations into the safety of these products are continuing. The Safety Warning Notice warns of possible asbestos exposure risks …
  9. 15 August 2012

    ACCC issues alert about asbestos in car gaskets

    23,000 Great Wall and Chery motor vehicles with engine and exhaust gaskets containing asbestos. The Chery J1 model and newly imported stock of both brands are unaffected by the recall. The asbestos is bound into gaskets in the engine and exhaust system … maintenance that might disturb these gaskets. ACCC deputy chair Delia Rickard said, "Asbestos is a prohibited hazardous substance …
  10. 10 May 2018

    Chemicals

    Chemicals in consumer products Asbestos in crayons   Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and inhalation of fibres can lead to serious  diseases. Although asbestos fibres in crayons are bound and present no safety risk, crayons containing asbestos must …