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  1. 20 June 2017

    Polaris quad bikes to be recalled due to asbestos risk

    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 in some … supplied in Australia since 31 December 2003. The importation or use of asbestos has been prohibited in Australia since 2004 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 22 June 2017

    Safety Warning Notice on Polaris Youth Quad Bikes

    there is a possible risk of injury to users and particularly repairers resulting from inhaling asbestos fibres that may be released from … bikes or handle quad bike parts that may contain asbestos. The safety warning notice  states that the ACCC is investigating whether asbestos is present in the same goods supplied by Polaris from 2000 until 31 December 2003 (prior to the recall …
  8. 25 February 2014

    Risk assessment into 'fire wallets' released

    Published:  25 Feb 2014 An investigation into the asbestos risk of ‘fire wallets’ sold by an eBay trader and at a stall … wallets’ contained asbestos. As part of the ACCC’s investigation it found most ‘fire wallet’ products didn’t contain asbestos, however chrysotile asbestos was detected in products from three suppliers. Those three suppliers have recalled the affected …
  9. 13 February 2010

    Urgent safety alert on stacked stone tiles

    Tremolite asbestos, which is a prohibited hazardous substance. The tiles sold under the brand name ‘Snow White’, are described … them withdrawn. NSW Workcover offers the following advice to consumers: Where tiles containing Tremolite asbestos or any other forms of asbestos bearing rock have been installed, the affected area is to be isolated until the material is removed …