A few days ago, "Product Safety Recalls Australia" published a product recall on a range of fire extinguishers sold by "Peters of Kensington" a retailer of a range of Homeware, Fashion, Travel and assorted products.
The 'Designer' fire extinguishers in question were available in the following designs: classic, textile, pop, tag, and exclusive.
Infinity cables were supplied in all states and territories, except the Northern Territory. The relevant periods of cable supply are:
- 2010-2013, NSW
- 2011-2013, ACT
- 2012-2013, VIC, Qld, SA & WA
- 2013, TAS
According to the ACCC, the cables don’t pose an immediate safety threat, however testing has found that the cables will degrade prematurely and if they are disturbed, the insulation could break and expose live conductors, resulting in possible electric shock or fires.
While researching minor changes to our company Occupational Health & Safety Policy, I came across an alert published by WorkSafe Victoria on the dangers of storing gas cylinders in vehicles.
Workers have died or sustained serious injuries after their work vehicles exploded. These explosions occurred when gas from leaking portable gas cylinders ignited inside the vehicles. In many cases, the ignition source was the vehicle’s electrical system.
- Keep metal tools and jewelry away from the battery.
- Inspect for defective cables, loose connections, corroded cable connectors or battery terminals, cracked cases or covers, loose hold-down clamps and deformed or loosed terminal posts.
- Replace worn or unserviceable parts.