21 June 2018
Bunsen Burner Gauze Mats
Product IdentifiersSold to some schools and laboratories from September 2013 to April 2018 Product codes: CP850-250, CP850-200, CP850-150, CP850-125 Bunsen Burner Gauze mat with a ceramic centre Any gauze mat that cannot be specifically identified as not one of the affected units should be disposed of.
The clay used for the ceramic center contains trace amounts of tremolite asbestos, which can release if cracked or worn. Exposure to asbestos can result in asbestos related diseases.
What to do...
Schools with affected gauze mats should dispose of any potentially affected mats carefully and safely (wearing a P2 mask and disposable gloves). If staff are not comfortable handling the gauze mats or if they are fraying /cracking, schools may wish to organise an asbestos removal contractor. LabwareHouse is contacting all affected schools and laboratories.