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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

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Safety Alert

Product recall information for gasfitters

7th November 2019 - PDGBoard 


Safety alert for gasfitters on a Suburban RV gas storage water heater

This safety alert highlights the significant health and safety risk to owners and users of caravans, motor homes or camper trailers which have certain models of suburban recreational vehicle (RV) water heaters running on LPG.

The fault was discovered in Australia, and the Australian authorities are working with the Australian importer and American manufacturer on what the recall action will be. 

The situation in New Zealand is complicated as there are multiple importer/suppliers either as appliance suppliers or RV importers. 

Energy Safety recommends

The view of Energy Safety is that gasfitters shouldn’t install any appliance in that serial number range and if their records run to recording serial numbers they should consider contacting that client.

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