Hazard The elbow on the connecting pipework of affected gas hobs can fail, resulting in a significant gas leak, regardless of whether the hob is switched on and in use. Hazards resulting from a gas leak include burns, fire, explosions, and poisoning from inhalation.
The risk levels vary from low risk to serious risk, with the risk presented from fire and explosion being the worst case. The risk of fire and explosion in traditional built residences is high risk, and the risk of fire and explosion in a caravan or leisure homes is serious risk.
Corrective action OPSS has issued suspension notices that require manufacturers to stop the supply of specified models of gas hobs with certain elbow joints.
Where an affected appliance is installed in the property, the responsible person needs to be made aware and directed to contact the manufacturer of the appliance for further assistance.
If there is a concern for safety, gas engineers are advised to follow the guidance contained in IGEM/G/11, the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure.
The listed appliances are correct at the time of writing, but please be aware that the OPSS website may have been updated since publication.
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