Sand—Spodgrit (a coarse grey sand)
What are the defects?
When used as a water filter Spodgrit can leach arsenic above the maximum level of drinking water for humans. Arsenic is a poison and a carcinogen.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Persons who believe they may be using Spodgrit supplied by KD Powers & Co, Podmore Holdings Pty Ltd, Hesketh Contracting and Talison Greenbushes Pty Ltd as a water filter for drinking water should stop drinking the water and immediately telephone the Helpline Number: 1800 55 24 74 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, to make arrangements for testing and/or replacement of the Spodgrit at no cost to them. Persons who believe they may be using Spodgrit for other filter applications should also telephone the Helpline number for advice.
KD Powers & Co, Podmore Holdings Pty Ltd, Hesketh Contracting, Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd and Talison Greenbushes Pty Ltd
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.