Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate | Alert | No.104 V 2 | 13 June 2022
A person was injured while using a Swift 500 series cooker in a caravan.
The owner of a Queensland registered caravan was using a Swift 500 series cooker while camping in NSW. When the front left burner ignited, the user observed the flame was only on ‘simmer’ despite the control knob being on full. The user moved the cooking pan to the rear right side burner and used the front left burner as a simmer. Within a very short period an explosion occurred, engulfing the user in flames and causing severe burn injuries. RSHQ is working with other gas regulators and the manufacturer, Swift Appliance Group, to implement a national recall.
Update as of 6 July 2022
Owners of caravans and recreational vehicles should check the date of manufacture of their Swift 500 series cooking appliance.
If you smell gas, turn off the gas immediately at the cylinders and contact a gas work licence holder to check the gas system and all gas appliances for safe and correct operation.
Investigations are ongoing and further information about the scope of the recall will be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.
Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.
We issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.
Contact: Paul Beaumont, Principal Inspector, Gas Work and Devices , +61 7 3199 8027 email@example.com
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland
All information on this page (Swift 500 series cookers in caravans - https://www.rshq.qld.gov.au/safety-notices/petroleum-and-gas/swift-500-series-cookers-in-caravans) is correct as of time of printing (8 July 2022 3:14 am).