Consumer Warnings

During fire investigations the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) sometimes finds products or procedures which are deemed unsafe and likely to cause a fire. When this happens the MFS takes action and works with the relevant authorities to amend legislation or to communicate information to industry and the public. 

Our aim is to prevent injury or loss of life, and prevent damage to property and the environment.

The following are specific product information alerts designed to raise awareness of potential defects in materials or services. These alerts are sourced from a variety of outlets, including the Product Safety Australia website.


Item Document for downloading Link to more specific information
  • Swegways / Hoverboards
  Product Safety Australia website
  • Ariston and Indesit Domestic Tumble Dryers
  Product Safety Australia website
  • Microsoft AC power cordset
  Product Safety Australia website
  • - Big W (Woolworths Limited)—Abode Electric Blankets (Re-Advertised Recall from August 2012)
  Product Safety Australia website
  • Brand Developers Pty Ltd—Nutriblend and NutriInfusion
  Product Safety Australian website
  • Sitro Group Australia—Jackeroo & Gasmate Portable Butane Heaters
  Product Safety Australia website
  • Poison canister
  Australian Government - Australian Maritime Safety Authority - Media release
  • Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Limited—230DRAS1MI and 230DRAS2MI Meter Boxes
  Products Safety Australia website
  • Atom Lighting - Atom 200VA Trailing Edge LED Dimmer
  Product Safety Australia website
  • Fuzion Lighting - 50w LED Floodlight
  Product Safety Australia website
  • KMart Australia Limited Gerry Upright Floor Lamp
Recall Notification Product Safety Australia website
  • Infinity cable recall: act now before it's too late

  Product Safety Australia website
  • Woolworths Limited -
    Woolworths Ltd and Big W Essentials, Adesso and Contempo Portable Room Heaters. Potential risk of electric shock or fire.
Recall Advert Product Safety Australia website
  • Warning on Bushfire Bunkers
Ministerial Media Release - SA Consumers Warned About Bushfire Bunkers Cautionary Note on Bushfire Bunkers
  • Sky Lanterns (August 2009)
Ministerial Media Release - Skylanterns Banned in South Australia Office of Consumer & Business Affairs
  • Marine Marker Warning

Department of Defence
Warning to Public
Australian Government
Department of Defence
Warning to Public
  • Loose Fill Insulation (February 2009)
Public Warning - Roof Insulation Office of Consumer & Business Affairs
  • Loewe Television
  Product Recalls Australia - Loewe
  • Airflow, Lanson and P&R Bathroom Heater Exhaust Fan and Light Combinations
  Product Recalls Australia - Heater, Exhaust Fan, Light combinations
  • LG Dishwashers
  Product Recalls Australia - LG Dishwashers
  • AEG Dishwashers
  Product Recalls Australia - AEG Dishwasher
  • Electrolux, Dishlex and Westinghouse Dishwashers
  Product Recalls Australia - Electrolux, Dishlex and Westinghouse Dishwashers
  • LG Dishwashers and Washing machines
  Product Recalls Australia - LG Electronics Dishwashers and Washing Machines
  • Omega and Smeg Dishwashers
  Product Recalls Australia - Omega and Smeg Dishwashers
  • DishDrawer Dishwasher by Fisher & Paykel
  Product Recalls Australia - Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer Dishwasher