Extension of Ban on Decorative Alcohol Fuelled Burners in the NT
The sale of these burners were banned by the NT Government on 23 December 2016 for a 60 day period to ensure Territorians were protected from these potentially dangerous goods.
This previous interim ban has now been extended for a further 30 days to allow the Commonwealth to further assess whether these items should be permanently banned nationally.
Retailers and online traders based in the Northern Territory must ensure these products remain off shelves and online catalogues and ensure they are not offered for sale. There are tough penalties for selling banned products with individuals facing a maximum fine of $220,000 and corporations facing a maximum fine of $1.1 Million.
NT consumers who have an ethanol-fuelled burner in their home should stop using it immediately.
In most cases, if these products are determined to be unsafe and are permanently banned, they will be able to be returned to the retailer for a full refund.
Reports of ongoing sales of these items or general enquiries should be reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission through their Product Safety website at productsafety.gov.au or by phoning 1300 302 502.
A copy of the signed ban notice can be found here.