Beekeeping Supplies Bee Smoker Recall [Australia]

Beekeeping Supplies Bee Smoker Recall [Australia]

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Beekeeping Supplies Australia Pty Ltd., an Ipswich, Queensland establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Battery Operated Bee Smoker devices due to suspected Asbestos Fibres in the device and consequential risk of including Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma and other conditions with possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards.


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

  • Beekeeping Supplies Australia Pty Bee Smokers, battery operated devices used to smoke bees during beekeeping to reduce the chances of swarm attack during hive inspection, honey harvesting and other related activities.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, EANs, APNs or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Bee Smokers can be found on the Web site above.

According to the ACCC, the battery-operated Smokers have a small heat shield between the handle and Smoker barrel. The heat shield contains Chrysotile (i.e., white Asbestos). Breathing in Asbestos fibres can cause a range of serious medical conditions, including Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Bee Smokers, please do not use them. Instead, wrap it in sturdy and air-tights plastic or seal in a sturdy plastic bag. It would be advisable to do this outside at a time of calm winds to reduce the chances of ambient Asbestos and possible lung disease.

Contact Beekeeping Supplies Australia to arrange return of the product for a full refund or replacement product. If you are unable to return product locally, please contact Beekeeping Supplies Australia to discuss options for disposing of the product.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to handle Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.

Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”) when working with Asbestos fixtures or equipment, including gloves and protective eyewear. Ensure ventilation while the Smoker is unsealed. Remove all children from the area as well as others not directly involved with the operation.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Bee Smokers, please search for “smoker” or more generically, “using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Beekeeping Supplies Australia can be contacted on 07 3879 5541 during normal business hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Beekeeping Supplies Australia, please search for “Beekeeping Supplies” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2019/17442
Recalls Direct RIN: 11614-2019
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