Caravanning News

Sunland Patriot Caravan Recall Notice

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Safety Australia has notified of a recall on Sunland Patriot Caravans with Fitted Front Storage Box.  The caravans were available for sale 8 July 2015 to 20 July 2017.

The notification states that affected models have holes in the vertical dividers between sections of the external storage compartment where LPG cylinders are kept. It is a requirement of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5601.2 Gas installations, Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes that the cylinder compartment is separated from the general storage area by a vertical divider that is sealed to the sides and floor of the compartment.’  

There is a potential hazard in that ‘Gas may leak into the other sections of the storage compartment, posing a possible fire risk’.

Consumers are requested to remove any potential ignition sources such as batteries, torches or lighters from the adjacent compartments and contact Sunland Australia RV on 07 5499 2250 to arrange to have a plate fitted to cover the holes.

Further information can be found on the ACCC Product Safety Australia website at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/sunland-australia-rv-pty-ltd-patriot-caravans-with-fitted-front-storage-box

ACCC Product Safety Australia - Campmaster CM1950 Butane Heater

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has notified that there is a recall notice on Campmaster CM1950 Butane Heater which is a portable heater fuelled by butane gas canisters Model CM1950S Serial Numbers 15000001 to 15001300 stating that if the product is not used in accordance with the operating instructions, elevated levels of carbon monoxide may be emitted when the knob is set at a specific position between ON and OFF.

The notice states that if the heater is operated in a confined space there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the user.  For further information or to check if your heater is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/amalgamated-hardware-merchants-ltd-campmaster-cm1950-butane-heater

CCC Product Safety Australia – Nissan D40 Navara (MY2006-2015) & Nissan C11 Tiida (MY2006-2012)

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has notified that there is a recall notice on Nissan D40 Navara (MY2006-2015) and Nissan C11 Tiida (MY2006-2012) stating that affected vehicles have a defective passenger’s airbag inflator which, if an affected vehicle is involved in an accident and the airbag goes off, the airbag inflator may rupture.  The notice states that in the event of an airbag inflator rupturing, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

For further information or to check if your vehicle is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/nissan-motor-co-australia-pty-ltd-nissan-c11-tiida-my2006-2012-nissan-d40-navara-my2006-2015

ACCC Recalls certain models of  2011-2014 (LX) Chrysler 300 and 2012-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on 2011-2014 (LX) Chrysler 300 and 2012-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and 180 AMP Alternator and 220 AMP Alternator stating that the alternator of the affected models may experience diode thermal fatigue due to cyclical loads induced by the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS).

The recall notice states that ‘if the diodes fail, the alternator will no longer supply electrical energy to the vehicle. This may lead to the vehicle stalling without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.  Failed diodes may also develop a resistive short circuit that can result in heat, smoke and/or fire originating within the alternator.’

For further information or to check if your vehicle is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/fca-australia-pty-ltd-2011-2014-lx-chrysler-300-and-2012-2014-wk-jeep-grand-cherokee

RECALL NOTICE – Mazda BT50

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on Mazda BT-50s available for sale from 29 December 2016 to 4 April 2017 stating that the airbag initiators within the side airbag modules may contain an incorrect chemical mixture.

The notice states that this incorrect chemical mixture 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.

For further information and to check if your vehicle is subject to the recall, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mazda-australia-pty-ltd-mazda-bt-50-1

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