MaxiParts issues asbestos recall on Maxus brake shoes


Supplier and ACCC warn on chance of exposure to material in the lining

 

Transport equipment supplier MaxiParts has issued a recall notice on Maxus-branded brake shoes for truck trailers.

According to the company, following testing on the brake shoes it "identified that, for some part numbers, there is potentially a risk of a minor quantity of bonded asbestos in the shoe's lining".

"Brake shoes are made of resin and friction material, and any fibres within the resin cannot be released without mechanical sanding or grinding using power operated tools," MaxiParts says.

"The risk of exposure to airborne asbestos from handling, packing or unpacking of new shoes is negligible."

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its own alert, which says owners of the affected parts should follow the instructions from MaxiParts’ website (available here) to safely handle and dispose of used brake shoes.

"Caution must be taken if carrying out maintenance," the ACCC says.

"Procedures have been prepared and implemented to ensure that the brake shoes are handled correctly by mechanics during maintenance of the vehicles."

"Any work involving these brake shoes should be carried out by an authorised licensed motor mechanic who has been made aware of these procedures."

Sold nationally between September 1, 2013 and November 27, 2015, the affected products have the following part numbers:

  • MBS1004FRXEMK
  • MBS2000R95K
  • MBS1004PRK
  • MBS2000RK
  • MBS1004QRK
  • MBS2017R
  • MBS1004FRK
  • MBS2017RK
  • MBS1010RK

 

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