National interim ban on ethanol burners extended - News alert

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17 May 2017
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The Federal Minister for Small Business has announced an extension on the national interim ban on the supply of certain decorative alcohol-fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners. The ban comes into force on 16 May, 2017.

The interim ban applies to devices designed for domestic use producing a flame using alcohol as fuel, mainly for decorative purpose. The ban applies to all tabletop devices and to certain freestanding devices that do not have specified safety features and warnings.

The ban remains in force for 30 days, and may be extended for a further 30 days, during which a decision will be made as to whether the ban will be reversed or made permanent.

For more information, including about what types of ethanol burners are banned, visit the Decorative alcohol fuelled devices page on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Product Safety website

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