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Asbestos alerts

The latest alerts across Queensland Government on asbestos related issues.

Safety alert - Asbestos in rail carriage friction wear plates
This safety alert is to warn of asbestos in rail carriage suspension system friction wear plates.


Safety alert - Asbestos in acetylene cylinders
This safety alert is to warn of asbestos in acetylene cylinders. Acetylene cylinders are gas cylinders commonly used in gas cutting and welding.


Safety alert - Asbestos in Yamaha brand quad bikes
This safety alert is to warn of asbestos in components of some Yamaha YFM90R (RAPTOR) children's quad bikes.


Safety alert - Asbestos in empty sea containers
This safety alert provides information regarding asbestos in empty sea containers.


Safety alert - Asbestos in Polaris brand youth quad bikes
This safety alert is to warn of asbestos in components of some Polaris brand youth quad bikes.


Safety alert - Asbestos in brakes of imported electrical scooters and Vespa scooters with sidecars
This safety alert provides information on recent imports of electrical scooters and sidecars found to have chrysotile asbestos in brake components.


Safety alert - Asbestos in mineral kits
This safety alert is to advise of the reported presence of asbestos rock samples contained in some mineral kits purchased by schools.


Safety alert - Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia
This safety alert provides a warning about trace amounts of asbestos detected in some brands of children's crayons imported into Australia.


Safety alert - Asbestos in imported building products
This safety alert highlights the asbestos exposure risks associated with fibrous building panels imported to construct a residential building.


Safety alert - Asbestos in crystals, stones and pendants
This safety alert highlights the asbestos exposure risks associated with raw and polished crystals, stones and pendants imported into Australia.


Safety alert - Asbestos in fire wallets
This safety alert highlights the asbestos exposure risks associated with some novelty fire wallets imported into Australia.


Safety alert - Asbestos in car gaskets
This safety alert aims to highlight the potential risks associated with some new vehicles imported into Australia from China by Great Wall Motors Australia and Chery Automotive Australia which contain asbestos gaskets.


Safety alert - Asbestos bags recycled for use in carpet underlay
This safety alert highlights the potential asbestos exposure associated with recycled hessian bags used as carpet underlay.


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