- Published: 10 November 2017 10 November 2017
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