Caravanning News

ACCC Product Safety Recall Notice - Ford Ranger

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice for certain Ford Ranger vehicles built from 29 October 2016 through 24 February 2017 and certain Ford Everest vehicles built from 29 October 2016 through 27 January 2017 stating that the ‘airbag initiators within the side airbag modules of certain Ranger and Everest vehicles may contain an incorrect chemical mixture’ which ‘could cause the airbag inflator not to initiate, resulting in the side airbag not deploying in the event of a crash and increasing the risk of injury to occupants.’ If you own a Ford Ranger or Ford Everest built within those timeframes, you can see if your vehicle is on the list and what to do, by going to the ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice which can be found at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-ranger-and-everest

ACCC Product Safety Recall Notice - Toyota Landcruiser

ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on some Toyota LandCruiser vehicles stating there is a risk of injury. Airbag with incorrect specification assembly may have been installed. If you own a Toyota LandCruiser, you can see if your vehicle is on the list and what to do, by going to the ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice which can be found at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/toyota-motor-corporation-australia-limited-toyota-landcruiser

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL

In case you missed it, the ACCC issued a recall notice on 29 June 2017 for Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd — Projecta Intelli-Start Jumpstarter IS900E & IS1200E.The Intellistart Jumpstarters are portable, compact and lightweight devices which enable vehicles to be jumpstarted. Each unit contains a lithium-cobalt battery, a circuit board and software.  The product is supplied in a padded case which contains a USB 12V adaptor, a rechargeable lead, a set of jumper leads and an Instruction Manual.  The underside of the affected product states the Part Number (P/No.) as IS900E or IS1200E. The front of affected products states either 12V 900A or 12V 1200A.  The recall states that in some circumstances the product's battery component may overheat after jumpstarting a vehicle and that if a fault occurs, there is a risk of a fire which may result in property damage and personal injury.  To read the full Recall Notice, go to -  https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/brown-watson-international-pty-ltd-projecta-intelli-start-jumpstarter-is900e-is1200e

Product Safety Recall

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE ACCC

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - Product Safety Australia has issued a recall on some Goldstar Caravans as the structural longevity of the Draw-Bar is uncertain on some caravan models constructed with an aluminium chassis due to the absence of strengthening gussets. To find out more go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/goldstar-rv-goldstar-caravans-assorted-models

Important Message from the ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued the following statement –
“Consumers who have a caravan built with a chassis manufactured between May 2015 and June 2016 or have a chassis that has been manufactured by G&S Chassis that has a Control Rider TS Suspension System should immediately cease using their caravan.”
The ACCC states that there “is a risk of insufficient weld penetration and/or overgrinding of the weld on the suspension trailing arm elbow resulting in reduced material thickness” and that “the suspension arm may break causing the chassis to become unstable, potentially becoming a hazard to other road users.”
For further information and chassis numbers, please visit the ACCC website at: www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/turrisi-enterprises-pty-ltd-t-a-g-s-chassis-control-rider-ts-suspension

ACC Great Ocean Roadsters

ACC Great Ocean Roadsters have held our second muster at Koroit Victoria on June 23rd to 25th. Seven members and two guests from the ACC Limestone Coasters attended the muster held at the edge of a dormant volcano. Members were encouraged to explore the many craft and antique shops around Koroit which resembles old style Irish village as well as taking a drive through Tower Hill (dormant Volcano). The weather was not kind to us which put a damper on the planned afternoon activities including Finska.

Members were excited to pose with our new branch banner for our group photo. Saturday evening saw our small group head off to Micky Bourke’s Irish pub for a buffet meal. Everyone departed on Sunday morning hoping for better weather at Gellibrand for our next muster.