URGENT: Attention Bushtracker owners with Swift 500 series stove

URGENT: Attention Bushtracker owners with Swift 500 series stove

Urgent Swift Cooker Update

To our valued customers,

There has been an incident involving a Swift 500 series cooker in a caravan: Link to the Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate Safety Alert

Please note that this only concerns you if you have the Swift 500 series cooker in your van. Those with the Thetford branded cooktops are not affected.

Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) have provided an update as of 21 July 2022….refer below and CLICK HERE to link to the update on the RSHQ website.

Owners of caravans and recreational vehicles should check the date of manufacture of their Swift 500 series cooking appliance.

Date of manufacture

Recommendation
On or after 1 June 2020
  • Not subject to the recall and consumers can use these cookers in line with the instructions provided with the appliance.
Between 1 January 2019 and 31 May 2020 (inclusive)
  • Cookers within this date range are subject to the recall.
  • DO NOT USE THE FRONT LEFT BURNER.
  • Consumers should ensure the front left burner control knob is in the off position and then remove the knob to ensure the burner is not used.
  • For further information about the recall, contact Swift Appliance Group or the ACCC website (search for ‘500 series cooker’).
Before 31 December 2019 (inclusive)
  • The supplier is currently investigating appliances manufactured prior to 31 December 2019.
  • DO NOT USE THE FRONT LEFT BURNER.
  • Consumers should ensure the front left burner control knob is in the off position and then remove the knob to ensure the burner is not used.

If you smell gas, turn off the gas immediately at the cylinders and contact a gas work licence holder to check the gas system and all gas appliances for safe and correct operation.

Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.

RSHQ issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.

References and further information

 

Please note that Bushtracker does not have any further information other than what is stated above and on the Swift Appliance group website: https://www.swiftappliancegroup.com.au/notices and in the Link to the Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate Safety Alert. Should you have any concerns or question please feel free to contact Swift direct on (03) 9359 5394.

As soon as any more information comes available we will update this posting.