The Motorhome Conversion Company — Various motorhomes

PRA number

2016/15527

Published date

Product description

Various vehicles converted into motorhomes by The Motorhome Conversion Company at Slacks Creek, Queensland.

What are the defects?

1. Main run of gas piping to the cooker (and the BBQ, if fitted) is located internally instead of outside the motorhome.
2. Some BBQs (where fitted) are permanently connected to the gas pipe when in the stowed position.
3. The LPG cylinder compartment vent hole may be undersized.
4. Instruction labelling missing or incomplete, for example
a) Cylinder compartment label may be missing information
b) Internal upper and lower vents may be missing a warning label that states that the vent must remain unrestricted during use of LPG
c) The cooker may be missing a label stating that ventilation is required when the cooker is in use and that the cooker must not be used for space heating.

What are the hazards?

In the event of a gas leak from an internal main pipe run, unburnt gas may accumulate in the motorhome. This can present an asphyxiation risk. If a source of ignition is present, there may also be a fire or explosion risk.

Incomplete or absent labelling may result of gas appliances being used incorrectly or unsafely and users not being aware of hazards.

What should consumers do?

Immediately stop using the gas appliances in the affected motorhomes. Engage a suitably qualified and licenced person for inspection and rectification of the issues.

The Motorhome Conversion Company is no longer trading and as a result there is no avenue for remediation for consumers.



Traders who sold this product

Direct From The Motorhome Conversion Company

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Resources Safety & Health Queensland is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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