LPG cabinet heaters to require approval prior to sale

Issue 25 – March 2011

Energy Safety would like to remind all that from next month, LPG cabinet heaters will require approval prior to their sale.

Cabinet heaters are mobile or portable, unflued heaters that are designed for indoor use and operate on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sourced from a LPG gas cylinder self-contained within the heater.

LPG cabinet heaters were added to the Declared Articles Register on 25 November last year.

From 1 April 2011 it will be a requirement that cabinet heaters be approved by the Secretary (Chief Executive of the Ministry of Economic Development) before being sold or offered for sale.

The regulations allow Energy Safety to set out the following conditions:

  • the appliance must be certified to the European standard for cabinet heaters
  • the appliance must perform satisfactorily on New Zealand LPG
  • certain warning notices and labels must be attached to the appliance.

Read the Gazette notice (www.energysafety.govt.nz/templates/MultipageDocumentTOC____45486.aspx) for more information.

Summarised from the Ministry of Economic Development 'Business Update', March 2011.

Published in energy.