Urgent Gas Cooker Alert!
Urgent Gas Cooker Alert! The Swift Appliance Group has advised customers its Swift 500 Series gas cookers must not be used until further notice.
This follows notification of a serious safety issue, by WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
In May, the Department advised swift Appliances that an examination carried out on samples of the Swift 500 Series showed that aluminium tubing and compression fittings within the cooker revealed a circumference fracture of the aluminium tube existed at the flare compression fitting on the front-left burner. Additionally, wear was also observed on the opposite side of the respective tube. This could result in a gas leak and subsequent explosion.
The WA Government said the Department became aware of this issue following two incidents in which these appliances apparently exploded. The first incident was in July 2021, with the second occurring in April this year.
“Swift Appliance Group Pty Ltd is currently liaising with the ACCC, WA DMIRS and Resources Safety and Health Queensland regarding gas explosion safety risks in the 500 Series caravan gas cookers,” the company says on its website. “We will provide more information as soon as possible after conferring with the regulatory bodies. Consumers must immediately cease using the products until tests determine the cause of the explosion and the products are deemed safe. Please be informed the electrical element can still be used”.