At Jim’s Fire Safety, we offer fire equipment services to businesses all around the nation. We are committed to reducing risk in your building. That’s why we monitor announcements from Product Recalls Australia and share them via social media when they relate to fire safety.
To help you manage fire hazards in your home or business, we’ve put together a 2018 update for all the fire hazard recalls that have happened this year. If you have any of these products in your possession (or if you have witnessed them in use at your workplace) please contact the manufacturer and stop using the item immediately. For further instruction, visit the Product Safety Australia website.
Safety Recalls Australia 2018
The following products have been identified as a fire risk. Please discontinue use immediately if you are using any of these items. We have provided links for each product to the Product Safety Australia website where you can find more information.
- Marine Power International Pty Ltd — Mercury Diesel 3.0L 225HP and 265HP Sterndrive marine engines. Failure of oil line sealer may occur, increasing the risk of an engine fire.
- Renault Australia — Renault Master III — Risk that the fuel strap may break, increasing the risk of fuel leakage and fire.
- Groupon Australia Pty Ltd — Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker — There may be a failure in the over-charging prevention circuit which can lead to overheating and fire.
- Independence Studios — Neon Dreams Light – shaped as a dinosaur, unicorn or a rainbow cloud — the USB cord is faulty and can cause the battery pack to overheat. If you continue to use this USB cord, the light can short circuit and start a fire.
- Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd — Jayco Iveco Motorhome — certain motorhomes fitted with a Cummins Onan generator have a defect that allows the fuel line to sag near the exhaust of the vehicle. This can cause the fuel line to melt and start a fire.
- HP PPS Australia Pty Ltd — Internal Battery for HP Laptop Computers — the battery pack may overheat, causing burns and potential fire hazard.
- KTM Australia — 690 Duke & 690 Duke R Motorcycles — the fuel tank filler neck and the fuel tank filler gasket may leak and result in a fire. Contact a KTM dealer for more information.
- Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Lexus models GS-F, LC500 & RC-F — under certain conditions, the fuel pumps may develop a crack. This can cause a leak in the vehicle ignition that may result in a fire.
- Chubb Fire & Security Pty Ltd — Kidde 2-3lb Mariner 5 Fire Extinguisher — this type of extinguisher can become clogged and require excessive force to operate effectively. The nozzle can detach and cause injury. This poses a threat to any user approaching a flame without a fully functioning extinguisher. If you are worried about the status of any of your fire extinguishers, please contact us immediately for an inspection. We also supply and install new extinguishers, so if you are in possession of this particular model, we can organise a replacement. For more information about this recall please visit the Product Recalls Australia website with the link above.
- Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd — Hyundai Sonata (NF) and Grandeur (TG) — risk of short circuiting when in contact with water. If this happens, a fire may start.
- Dometic Australia Pty Ltd — Dometic RC1180 portable 3-way absorption fridge/freezer 46L — the internal heat deflector component could be missing which can lead to a fire.
- GM Holden Ltd — MY2007-2010 Holden CG Captiva with 2.0L Diesel Engine — there may be a leak in the fuel lead hose which can cause a vehicle fire.
- Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) — Gen5 X1 Carbon Notebooks —there is an unfastened screw that could dislodge the battery and cause overheating. This may result in a fire.
- Cherub Baby — Cherub Baby Car Bottle Warmer — there is a possibility that the device could overheat and start a fire.
- American Special Vehicles — RAM 2500 (DJ) & 3500 (D2) Trucks — the water pump could fail which may result in an engine compartment fire.
- Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd — MY2011 – MY2012 Golf, Passat and CC — overheating may occur if a broken spring causes a blockage in the starter motor relay. This can result in a vehicle fire.
- Jaguar Land Rover — Land Rover Discovery Sport, Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque, Velar — vapour liquid leaks may occur in the engine bay, resulting in a fire risk.
- Jaguar Land Rover — Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace, F-Type, E-Pace — vapour liquid leaks may occur in the engine bay, resulting in a fire risk.
- Thetford Australia Pty Ltd — Thetford 3-Way Absorption Fridge — the gas control pressure test point nut may be loose and result in a gas leak that could cause a fire.
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