Thorne have put out a recall notice for Budget Stainless Steel Smokers as it has come to their attention that the bellows in this smoker may contain a small amount of chrysotile asbestos. The bellows are light grey in colour and made with reconstituted leather. They have a rough finish.
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These smokers have been available for sale in the UK from most beekeeping suppliers and in many cases are still on sale.
Smokers ordered between April 2019 and May 2023 could be affected.
If you have purchased one of these smokers from Thorne during this period, please contact email@example.com with proof of purchase, to receive replacement bellows.
A useful website showing how to dispose of asbestos is: www.gov.uk/asbestos-in-home.