Portable Camping Butane Heater Recall [Australia]


Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Primus Australia trading as Companion Brands recalls certain Portable Camping Butane Heaters due to possible serious injury or death from Carbon Monoxide, a serious health hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/Wd1KN

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1078938

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Camping Heaters are subject to this recall:

  • Portable Camping Heater designed and marked as “for OUTDOOR USE ONLY” and requiring disposable 220G butane gas cartridges for operation. There are two models:
    • Companion COMP243 Heater, available in various camping stores from 01.03.15, and
    • Adventuridge 41480 Heater, available for sale in ALDI Stores from 21.03.15,.

The model number can be found on the data label located on the side of the Heater. The manufacture date label is located on the inside of the gas cartridge enclosure.

According to the ACCC, if not used strictly according to manufacturer’s instructions, the recalled Camping Heater poses a danger of injury or death from Carbon Monoxide poisoning if it is not used in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions – OUTDOOR USE ONLY. The Heater cannot be used indoors or close to an air vent for a home or business. This includes carports, garages and lean-tos.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Camping Heaters, please do not use them. Instead, kindly register to receive a replacement unit, which is currently being tested and finalised.

For further information, please call Companion Brands Customer Service Line on 1300 555 197 and select option 3 (“warranty”) or by e-mail at productsafety@companionbrands.com.au.

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Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2015/15025
Recalls Direct RIN: 6236-2015
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