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New LPG Bottle Labelling legislation issued by Safework SA

Safework SA have just released new legislation for labelling LPG bottles.

From 17 September 2021 most portable Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottles will need to be labelled with a warning about the danger of concentrated inhalation.

Labelling requirements. A gas bottle with a water capacity between 500mL and 25L which is sold containing LPG, or to which gas is transferred and that gas is sold — irrespective of whether the bottle is owned by the customer — must have a label affixed to the body of the bottle. This includes gas bottles typically used to fuel home barbecues and patio heaters.
The changes apply to any person who sells or supplies LPG in the course of retail trade or where gas is transferred at the point of sale or supply. These changes apply to all LPG bottles (within the size scope) including all exchange bottles and all decant-filled customer-owned bottles.
Mandatory label design – Wording
The label must include the wording: Intentional misuse by deliberate concentrated inhalation may cause injury or death.

For further information, please visit the Safework SA website here.


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