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Recall Published Date: 4 Nov 2018

Primus Australia Pty Ltd t/as Companion Brands — Companion Portable Butane Stoves (Single & Dual Burner)

Product Safety Recall

The ACCC – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission – has published a recall notice for two models of Companion brand portable butane stoves.

Primus Butane Stove Models

Companion single burner (COMP01023)
Companion double burner (COMP01034)
PRA No. 2018/17129
Companion Portable Butane Stoves Product description
AGA certification number 8704
10 615 affected stove units

What is a Portable Butane Stove?

Portable butane stove cookers are small single and double burner stove tops powered by butane cartridges.

They usually weigh about 2kg and are typically transported in a small plastic carrying case.

The portability of these units makes them very popular with campers, caravaners and 4WD enthusiasts.  They typically sold for under $30.

Disposable Butane Cartridges for Butane Stoves

The 220g disposable butane cartridges simply slide into the unit and are locked in place.

Many of these cartridges are now equipped with a Countersink Release Vent (CRV).

The CRV is a safety feature that is designed into the cartridge to allow the release of some gas in an over pressure situation, as would occur when exposed to excess heat.

This helps to eliminate any risk of explosion.

Empty butane cartridges should be disposed of properly.

Community recycling centres are the best place to take any empties

What are the Defects?

In some stoves, the gas valve may leak during operation as the gas safety valve may not fully seal at the gas cartridge end during operation.

What are the Hazards?

Improper sealing may cause a gas leak.

If the gas valve leaks during operation, there is a risk of explosion or fire.

This may result in injury to consumers or damage to surrounding areas.

What Should Consumers Do?

Consumers should return their appliance immediately to Companion Brands or the place of purchase to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Supplier Contact Details – Companion (Primus)

Website: Primus Australia Pty Ltd t/as Companion Brands

Phone: Affected consumers can call Companion Brands’ customer service line on 1300 555 197

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Email: [email protected]

Where these Butane Stoves were Sold

Nationally

International

Dates available for sale:

11 January 2018 – 23 October 2018

Recall Advertisements and Supporting Documentation

Companion Brands recall advertisement.pdf (246.25 KB)

Responsible Regulator

Energy Safe (VIC) is the responsible regulator for this recall.

See productsafety.gov.au for Australian product recall information

Full Suppliers List

List of traders who sold this product, as supplied with the recall notice: Full Supplier List

Suppliers
A TOUCH OF COUNTRY
ABBOTT SUPPLY PTY LTD
ABSOLUTE OUTDOORS AUSTRALIA
ADVENTURE LIFE,CARAVAN,BOATING
AGNES WATER 1770 CAMPING
ALEXANDER’S OUTDOOR &LEISURE
ALL BOAT BUSINESS
ALL HOME PRODUCTS
ALPINE COUNTRY CAMPING & FIS
AMITY POINT GENERAL DEALERS
ANGASTON HARDWARE
AQUASTEEL INDUSTRIES
ARMOUR TIMBER & HARDWARE
ASSOCIATED RETAILERS LIMITED
ATHERTON GAS CENTRE
ATTENTION ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
AUGUSTA XTREME OUTDOOR SPORT
AUSSIE DIGGER CAMPING
AUSSIE DISPOSALS – ALBURY.
AUSSIE DISPOSALS (MOE)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS (ST MARYS)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(BORONIA)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(CHELTENHAM
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(CITY)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(CRANBOURNE)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(DUBBO)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(ELIZABETH)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(EPPING)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(FERNTREE GU
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(FOUNTAIN GA
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(FRANKSTON)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(GEELONG)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(HAWTHORN)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(HIGHPOINT)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(KNOX CITY)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(MALVERN)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(NOARLUNGA)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(RUNDLE ST
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(SOUTHLAND)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(SUNBURY)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(WANGARATTA)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(WARRNAMBOOL
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(WH SHOP)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS(WONTHAGGI)
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-BAIRNSDALE
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-BALLARAT
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-BATHURST
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-BENDIGO
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-MILDURA
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-SALE
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-SHEPPARTON
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-TRARALGON
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-WAGGA
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-WARRAGUL
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-WERRIBEE
AUSSIE DISPOSALS-WOLLONGONG
AUSTRALIA’S CAMPING QUARTERM
AUTO ONE SOUTH HEDLAND
AUTOBARN GYMPIE
AUTOPRO ROBINVALE
AWARD CARAVAN & 4WD ACCESS
B & G (YASS) PLUMBING & HARD
BAIRNSDALE ELECTRICS
BALLINA CAMPING & DISPOSALS
BANNER HARDMART
BARBEQUES GALORE – GYMPIE
BARBEQUES GALORE & CAMPING
BARBEQUES GALORE ESPERENCE
BARBEQUES GALORE NOWRA
BAROSSA 4X4 & OUTDOORS
BBQ’S GALORE (WAGGA WAGGA)
BCF – HOPPERS CROSSING 1141#
BCF MORAYFIELD (1033)
BENALLA MITRE 10
BERRY SPRINGS HARDWARE
BIG BARRA’S ONE STOP
BLACKWOODS/ATKINS
BLUESKY ILLAWARRA (2200)
BONNEYS H/WARE & ELECTRICAL
BOOTS GREAT OUTDOORS
BOURKE FURNITURE ONE
BOWEN OUTDOORS & DISPOSAL
BOYDS H HARDWARE
BP MANSFIELD
BRAIDWOOD OUTDOORS PTY LTD##
BRIDGETOWN MITRE 10 & RETRA
BROADFORD TIMBER & HARDWARE
BTC PARTS & ACCESSORIES
BUNNINGS
BUNYIPS GREAT OUTDOORS CNTR
BUSHCAMP SURPLUS STORE
BYRON BAY CAMPING
CAIRNS CAMPING SPECIALISTS
CAIRNS HARDWARE – MAIN STORE
CAIRNS HARDWARE EDMONTON
CALTEX HALLS GAP
CAMPING & OUTDOORS
CAMPING COUNTRY SUPERSTORE
CAMPING PLUS
CAMPING PLUS AUSTRALIA
CARA REST SUPPLIES
CARAC CARAVAN ACCESSORIES
CARNARVON FRESH IGA
CASINO OUTDOOR & DISPOSAL
CATLEX STRATHMERTON
CENTRAL COMMS
CENTRAL PURCHASING SERVICES
CHARLIES TACKLE WORLD
CHARTEE PTY LTD
CLEVE 4WD AND CAMPING CENTRE
COASTLINE CARAVAN & MOTORHOM
COBRAM OUTDOOR & DISPOSALS
COFFS DISPOSALS
COHUNA FISHING & CAMPING.
COLLIER & MILLER P/L
COOBER PEDY FRESH FOOD
COOKTOWN H/WARE-RETAIL STORE
COOL AUTO ELECTRICS
CORAL BAY SUPERMARKET
CORNFORDS HARDWARE
COUNTRYWIDE CLOTHING
COWES BATTERIES AND MORE
CRESCENT HEAD SERVICE STN
CRIKEY CAMPER HIRE
CRISP & TAYLOR
DAVES DISPOSALS
DAVE’S WORK ‘N’ SAFETY GEAR
DELAMERE STORE
DENILIQUIN BETTA ELECTRICAL
DESERT DWELLERS
DIMBOOLA STOCKFEED & PRODUCE
DINH HARDWARE & HOMEWARE#
DISCOUNT DAVES
DISCOUNT DAVES – BLAYNEY
DISCOUNT DAVES – PARKES
DISCOUNT DAVES BATHURST
DISCOUNT DAVES COWRA
DISCOUNT DAVES WEST WYALONG
DOWN SOUTH CAMPING & OUTDOOR
DOWN UNDER CAMPING
DOWNS HEATING,COOLING & OUTD
DRIFTA CAMPING KITCHENS
DUNSBOROUGH O/DOOR SPORTZ
EAST END WELDING
EAST SIDE TRADING – S’THORPE
EASTERN CREEK PERFORMANCE C
ECHUCA DISPOSALS
EDEN GAS & GEAR
ERLDUNDA MOTEL
ESPERANCE CAMPING & WORKWEAR
EXMOUTH HARDWARE & BLDG SUPP
EXMOUTH TACKLE & CAMPING SUP
FAR OUTDOORS
FARMER JACKS MEEKATHARRA
FAT RAT TRADING
FITZROY HARDWARE
FOOTBRIDGE DISPOSALS
FRASER ISLAND FUELS PTY.LTD.
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREDDY’S FISHING & OUTDOORS
FREERANGE SUPPLIES
FRONTLINE STORES
G & R WILLS WINNELLIE
G&L WHOLESALERS P/L
GARLICK’S HARDWARE
GATTON HOME BREW,CAMPING & F
GAWLER FISHING & OUTDOORS
GEELONG 4WD & CAMPING
GEOGRAPHE CAMPING & TACKLEWO
GEORGE TAYLOR STORE
GETAWAY CAMPING UNANDERRA
GETAWAY DISPOSALS
GETAWAY OUTDOORS BALCATTA
GETAWAY OUTDOORS COCKBURN
GETAWAY OUTDOORS GERALDTON
GETAWAY OUTDOORS KELMSCOTT
GETAWAY OUTDOORS MANDURAH
GIN GIN HARDWARE
GLADSTONE CAMPING WORLD
GLYNDE M10
GO CAMPING
GO MARKETING FUND PTY LTD
GOOD SPORTS SCOTTSDALE
GOOD SPORTS ST HELENS
GOULBURN DISPOSALS & CAMPING
GOVE WAREHOUSE
GPC ASIA PACIFIC
GRAEME HARRIS BUNBURY
GRAEME HARRIS GUNS PTY LTD
GREAT OUTDOORS ALBURY
GREAT OUTDOORS CENTRE WACOL.
GUNDY SPORTS CENTRE
HALLS CREEK IGA EXPRESS
HARDMAN WINDSCREENS & OUTDOO
HARDWARE & GENERAL
HARRYS CAMPING SUPPLIES
HAWKER MOTORS
HEADING OUTDOORS P/L
HEDLAND EMPORIUM
HENDERSONS CANVAS
HI-DIP TROPHIES & ENGRAVING
HOOK LINE & SINKER
HOOKED-ON ANGLING & OUTDOORS
HORIZON LEISURE PTY LTD
HORIZONS –
HUMPTY DOO HARDWARE
IGA SUPERMARKET
INDEPENDENT HARDWARE GROUP
INGRAMS HOME HARDWARE (D)
INTENTS FISHING & OUTDOORS
JABIRU FOODLAND
JEFF’S SHED PTY LTD
JOHNNO’S CAMPER TRAILERS
JONO AND JOHNO
JONO AND JOHNO
JUDEY’S BROWSE IN.
KALBARRI SPORTS & DIVE
KALBARRI WAREHOUSE
KAMIKAZE FISHING & CAMPING
KATHERINE CAMPING & FISHING
KEATING BROS HARDWARE
KENILWORTH 4 SQUARE S’MARKET
KIMBERLEY CAMPING & OUTBACK
KOLLIOU HARDWARE
LAKE MULWALA FISHING & SKI
LAKES ARMY DISPOSALS
LANDMARK – BIRCHIP
LLOYDS OF MARGARET RIVER
LODDON VALLEY DISPOSALS
LOXTON HARDWARE
LV BODINNAR PTY LTD
LYAL EALES STORES
MAC DONNELL RANGE HOLIDAY PA
MACLEAN OUTDOORS
MAD HARRYS PTY LTD
MALLEE BUILDING & ELECTRICAL
MANINGRIDA PROGRESS ASSOC
MANJIMUP TRADING CO PTY LTD
MID MURRAY GAS CENTRE
MINLATON AUTO CENTRE P/L
MINLATON DISCOUNTERS
MITRE 10 AUSTRALIA LTD
MOONTA HARDWARE & SALVAGE
MOORES HARDWARE
MORANS STORE 2008 PTY LTD
MORRIS STORE
MOSSMAN HARDWARE
MT BEAUTY H’WARE & DRAPERY
MUDGEE CAMPING WORLD
MULLUMBIMBY DISPOSALS.
MURRAY BRIDGE MITRE 10
MUZZYS HARDWARE
MYSTIC MOUNTAIN OUTDOORS
N.T. GENERAL STORE
NAGAMBIE OUTDOORS
NAMBOUR DISPOSALS & CAMPING
NEILSONS HARDWARE
NORMANVILLE SERVICE STATION
NORTHAM MITRE 10
NORTHERN CARAVAN & OUTDOOR
OASIS CAFE.
OUTBACK ADVENTURES
OUTDOOR PLEASURE
OUTDOORISM
OZE 4X4
PALMWOODS FARM & GARDEN SUPP
PARKES 4X4 & OUTDOOR
PEMBERTON GARAGE & SERVICE
PETERBOROUGH HARDWARE
POPES HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE
PORT CAMPBELL GENERAL STORE.
PORT LINCOLN MITRE 10
POSTIES GENERAL STORE
PRESTIGE CARAVANS GEELONG
PRO 4X4
QCC (NSW) PTY LTD
QUICK PITCH CAMPERS
QUORN AUTOPORT
R & K GAS SUPPLIES
R E S
RAINBOW BEACH CAMPING
RANGER OUTDOORS – BENTLEY
RED SUN
REPCO – BAYSWATER
REPCO – EMERALD
REPCO DIST CENTRE (820)
REPCO DIST CENTRE (840)
REPCO DIST CENTRE (850)
RICHMOND CAMPING SUPPLIES
ROBE AUTO AND MARINE
ROCKS MARINE BAIT & TACKLE
ROD & RIFLE PTY. LTD.
ROMSEY HARDWARE
RUSTYS IGA
RV TRADE & FLEET
SEARLES MENSWEAR
SEASPORT TACKLE
SHARK BAY FUEL FISHING&CAMPI
SHARK BAY SUPERMARKET
SHELL COOBER PEDY
SHELL SERVICE STATION
SINGLETON TRAILER CARAV/CAM
SMIRKEY’S SPORTS
SNOWY MOUNTAIN RUG CO
SNOWY’S OUTDOORS
SNOWY’S OUTDOORS-BRENDALE
SOUTHERN CROSS INDUSTRIAL
SP MACHINERY
SPORT ‘N’ MOORE
SPORTSPOWER CEDUNA
SPOT ON FISHING,TACKLE&OUTDO
SPUDS ROADHOUSE
STANTHORPE SPORTS & CAMPING
STATEWIDE BEARINGS
STEELO’S GUNS & OUTDOORS
STRADDIE SUPER SPORTS
SUMMERFIELD VARIETY DIRECT.
SWAN HILL DISPOSALS
TACKLE WORLD COOLALINGA
TACKLE WORLD EXMOUTH
TACKLE WORLD TULLY
TACKLE WORLD-PT LINCOLN
TAILEM BEND HARDWARE
TAMWORTH FISHING TACKLE
TARUNDA SUPERMARKET
TELOMAC TACKLE
TENNANT FOOD BARN
TENTWORLD – BRENDALE
TENTWORLD – BROWN PLAINS
TENTWORLD – BURLEIGH HEADS
TENTWORLD – FERNTREE GULLY
TENTWORLD – FYSHWICK
TENTWORLD – MIDLAND
TENTWORLD – NORTH IPSWICH
TENTWORLD – PROSPECT
TENTWORLD – TOOWOOMBA
TENTWORLD – TOWNSVILLE
TENTWORLD – TWEED HEADS STH
TENTWORLD – WARANA
TENTWORLD – WOOLLOONGABBA
TENTWORLD WAREHOUSE
TGT PTY LTD
THE GREAT ESCAPE CAMPING CO.
THE LURE SHOP CAMPING
THE SHEFFIELD SHED
THE TACKLEBOX – MURGON
TIMBERLINE GENERAL STORE
TJC PRODUCTS CROOKWELL
TJM PAKENHAM
TJS ONE STOP
TOP ‘O’ THE GULF MARINE
TOWERS GAS & CAMPING
TRAILBLAZERS ALBANY
TREND CAMPING & OUTDOOR LEIS
TROPICS HARDWARE SUPPLIES
TRUE BLUE MACKAY
TUCKER BOX STORES KUNUNURRA
TUCKEYS HARDWARE
TWO DOGS HARDWARE
VAN & UTE EXTRAS AUSTRALIA
VIRGINIA MITRE 10
WARATAH HARDWARE
WARWICK OUTDOOR & SPORTS
WATSONS CARAVANS – SERVICE
WHEELDON HARDWARE.
WHITEYS TACKLE
WOODFORD HARDWARE & NURSERY
WOODYS VARIETY STORE
WORK STUFF
YARRAM BARGAIN CENTRE
YASS OUTDOOR SPORTS & CAMPIN
YENCKENS HARDWARE-MANSFIELD
YORKETOWN HARDWARE
YOUR OUTDOOR STORE
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