When prohibited asbestos products enter Australia the ABF, work health and safety regulators and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) work together to trace imports and commence remediation.
National asbestos safety alerts and recalls are published below.
Please visit the website of your work health and safety regulator for relevant safety alerts in your jurisdiction.
Alert: Asbestos in the Brakes of Manual Hand Pallet Trucks
Alert: Asbestos in Acetylene Cylinders
Alert: Asbestos identified in Shantui Forklifts
Alert: Asbestos in Insulation Component of Battery-Operated Bee Smokers
Alert: Asbestos in Bunsen Burner Gauze Mats
Alert: Asbestos in Acetylene Cylinders - October 2017
Alert: Asbestos in Yamaha Children's Quad Bikes
Alert: Asbestos in Polaris Brand Youth Quad Bikes
Alert: Asbestos Vespa Scooter and Side Car with Asbestos-containing Brake Pads
Alert: Asbestos in Brakes of Imported Electrical Scooters
Health and safety alert: Asbestos in mineral kits
Consumer/Retailer Alert - Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia
Polaris youth quad bikes and spare parts - June 2017
eBay Trader "prolinedms" - Front brake pads used on Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hiace
Mindarie Investments Pty Ltd trading as Southern Cross Distributors — Landmaster AS200 by Hammerhead Off Road
Past safety alerts
Queensland Government - asbestos in crystals, stones and pendants
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - product safety recall - earth crystals-chrysotile healing crystals
Energy corporation fined for asbestos importation
The company, which has significant assets in WA, was convicted of two counts of contravening s233 (1)(b) of the Customs Act 1901 for importing a prohibited item, namely chrysotile asbestos, contained in gaskets in a condensate metering skid and two storage tanks in 2012 and 2013. The company was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $175,000.
Border Force Media - Importing asbestos costs Perth man $14,500 - 17 December 2014
A 50-year-old Australian man has been fined $10,000 and required to pay $4,500 costs in the Perth Magistrates Court for importing asbestos into Australia, Wednesday 17 December 2014.