Warning: Check Your Snooker Table Irons – Now…

Warning: Check Your Snooker Table Irons – Now…

Cue sportspeople in Australia who use snooker table irons that have asbestos in them and have been made in China are being informed to stop using them IMMEDIATELY due to the potential risks of serious fatal medical conditions.

The fibres from the asbestos fumes that some apparently have been made of cause fumes which could cause people to potentially contract serious diseases such as Lung cancer and mesothelioma – among others.

Owners should stop using them immediately and contact the place where they purchased them for advice.

Talking on the Facebook page of the Victoria Billiards and Snooker Association, Jon Moss wrote:

We have just received information that there has been a product safety recall for table irons from China because of the discovery of asbestos.

We strongly advise anyone who has recently purchased a new table iron to check to make sure it is not one of the recalled units. Thanks.

What is Mesothelioma?

According to the Cancer Research UK website, it is…

Mesothelioma is a cancer that most commonly starts in the layers of tissue that cover each lung (the pleura). More rarely it starts in the layer of tissue in the abdomen that surrounds the digestive system organs (the peritoneum).

Irons sold between 2018 and 2020 are being recalled by the Australian goverment and in Western Australia the first notice of the product recall was on the  Australian product recall site and then posted on the Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo website…


And then the Mal Atwell B&B site, here…

Snooker table irons are an integral part of the snooker table maintenance process as tables need to be ironed regularly to keep the cloth smooth and running nicely.

Normally, tables are brushed, blocked, and then ironed.

An iron should not be left on the table for too long as it can damage the cloth.


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