The Association received the following message from DFES – please circulate to all who attended the 2017 WAFES Conference.


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has issued a recall of the mobile power bank which was distributed to attendees of the 2017 WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference in September.

Although the power banks have been subjected to a number of international safety tests and are certified as compliant with EU and RoHS product safety requirements, DFES has received two reported incidents involving the units. The health and safety of our conference delegates is of paramount importance to DFES, and it is with this in mind that the recall is being issued. You should stop using the power bank immediately and isolate it from any heat sources.


Sponsor's message

It should be noted that the power bank uses a lithium-ion battery as its energy source, and needs to be disposed of safely and according to local government guidelines.

For further information please see the attached circular (content below).

DFES apologises for any inconvenience and trusts that you will take the appropriate actions in this matter.

If you have any queries please email conference@dfes.wa.gov.au

Jemma Williams
A/Director Media and Corporate Communications
Department of Fire and Emergency Services
EQUIPMENT RECALL & PROHIBITION (ERAP) CIRCULAR 04/2017

Sponsor's message

File: D03897

NOVEMBER 2017

RECALL OF MOBILE POWER BANK

A fault has been detected in the Mobile Power Bank, which was distributed recently to participants of the September 2017 WAFES Conference.

These units (including cable) should no longer be used, isolated from heat sources and disposed of in accordance with local government guidelines.

Battery recycling locations can be found at http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/

Critical Message

Personnel should stop using the power bank immediately and dispose of the battery according to local government guidelines.

Please refer to Safety Circular 12/2017 – Safety of Lithium-Ion Battery Devices for further hazard information.

LLOYD BAILEY AFSM
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OPERATIONS

Full link: https://shared.dfes.wa.gov.au/circulars/Safety-Circulars/Safety_Circular_12-2017-Safety-of-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Devices.pdf

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