Extension of interim ban on decorative alcohol fuelled burners

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EXTENSION OF INTERIM BAN ON DECORATIVE ALCOHOL FUELLED BURNERS

I, MICHAEL MISCHIN, Minister for Commerce, pursuant to section 111(2) of the Australian Consumer Law (WA) extend an interim ban on consumer goods of a kind specified below (which first came into effect on 21 December 2016), because it appears to me that these goods, or a reasonably foreseeable use of these goods, may cause injury to any person.

The effect of this Notice is to extend the ban on the supply of such consumer goods for a further period of 30 days.

Particulars of Consumer Goods

Devices designed for domestic use producing a flame using alcohol as fuel, primarily for decorative purpose, excluding each of the following:

Those with a power output of more than 4.5 kW; Those that require installation in a fixed position; and Those designed for food warming.

Interpretation:

Devices designed for domestic use producing a flame using alcohol as fuel, primarily for decorative purpose are used for heating and display purposes.  The fuel is typically ethanol in liquid or (less commonly) gel form. The most common form is methylated spirits (ethanol and around 10 per cent methanol) which may also be marketed as bio-ethanol or eco-fuel.

Dated this 13th day of February 2017.

Hon. Michael Mischin MLC

MINISTER FOR COMMERCE

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Last updated 17 Feb 2017

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