BBQs should carry poison warning: coroner

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BBQs should carry poison warning: coroner

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:40 pm

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8184441/bbqs-should-carry-poison-warning-coroner

Portable barbecues should carry poison warnings about charcoal after a man died when he took one inside to cook, a NSW coroner says.

Asaad Jassem Al Mayahi, 43, died between July 11 and 13, 2009, at Stanmore in Sydney's inner-west.

Following an inquest into his death, state coroner Mary Jerram found he died of "accidental carbon monoxide poisoning" after being exposed to the fumes "from barbecue briquettes indoors".

Ms Jerram on Wednesday (Wednesday) told the Glebe Coroner's Court that charcoal briquettes and portable barbecues should carry warnings about the dangers of burning charcoal in enclosed areas.

She recommended that NSW Fair Trading ensure all barbecue charcoal briquettes - whether imported, manufactured or sold in Australia - carry a warning.

"The burning of BBQ charcoal can give off carbon monoxide, which has no odour, and can be lethal," the warning reads.

"NEVER BURN CHARCOAL INDOORS OR IN VEHICLES OR TENTS. When burning BBQ charcoal, ensure BBQ area is well VENTILATED."

The coroner asked that the warning be extended to portable barbecues.

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Post  sandy2010 on Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:07 pm


It's not only breathing in the fumes that is dangerous, but the fact that if the "heat beads" etc. are not burned through before you commence cooking the fumes will contaminate the food.

******The bags of heat beads I've purchased in the past have all carried warnings (in English).

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Post  byronbinalong on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:34 am

the instructions should be in english too .... english is OUR first language, but having said that there is no reason why they cant have the warnings in muliple languages either .... common sense should rule also Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  sandy2010 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:10 pm

There is a warning on the Heat Bead bags.....

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