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Important Swift gas cooker safety recall

Do you have a Swift gas cooker in your caravan? Then you need to read this vital information!

The ACCC has issued a safety recall on the 500 Series Cooker/Grill and Cooktops supplied by Casale Trim Co Pty Ltd t/as Swift Group

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What is the potential problem?

A part of the gas supply pipe may develop a hole or break, thus causing a gas leak. Gas leaks are always potentially bad news and this defect has caused incidents resulting in serious injuries and burns. 

If gas leaks in the presence of an ignition source, this could lead to an explosion or a fire. If it leaks and builds up in an enclosed area (such as your caravan or motorhome), asphyxiation may occur.

See, I told you gas leaks were always bad news!

How do I know if my model is affected?

It’s best you check your cooktop right away to see if your particular model is affected. To identify your model, open the glass lid and you will find the model number on the data plate which is located on the inside front of the lid on the left side. 

Model and description of Swift Appliance Group 500 Series Cooker/Grill and Cooktops affected:

  • 502BHSP – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas oven, black glass.
  • 502BHFW – 2 gas burners, 1 gas wok burner, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas fan forced oven, black glass.
  • 502DHSP – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas oven, dotted glass.
  • 502RHSP – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas oven, reflective glass. 
  • 502SHFW – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & FF gas oven, silver glass.
  • 502SHW – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas oven, silver glass.
  • 502WBHSP – 3 gas burners including wok, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & gas oven, black glass. 
  • 503BHSPM – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, microwave, silver glass. 
  • 503BHSP – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill no oven, black glass. 
  • 503BHSPMLG – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill & LG Microwave, black glass.
  • 503BHSW – 3 gas burners including wok, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, black glass. 
  • 503DHSP – 3 gas burners including wok, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, dotted glass. 
  • 503RHSP – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, reflective glass. 
  • 503SHSPM – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, microwave, silver reflective glass. 
  • 503SHSW – 3 gas burners including wok, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, silver reflective glass. 
  • 503BHSPN – 3 gas burners, 1 electric element cooktop, gas grill, laminated lid, black glass. 

The affected products were sold between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2020 nationally and online by Swift Appliance Group and various caravan, camper and motorhome manufacturers.

What should I do next?

If your model number matches one of those listed above, immediately turn off your appliance and do not operate it on gas. The gas supply to the appliance can be isolated at the gas isolation valve, adjacent to the appliance.

What else do I need to do?

Register your details with Swift Appliance Group so that you can be advised of remedial actions when they are available.  The remedial process has not yet been finalised.

Swift Appliance Group contact details:

Also, don’t forget that your gas cooker unit should be serviced and tested every two to three years.

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