Back in March of this year the cheap and very popular 'lunch box' style butane gas cookers were banned from sale in NSW due to their potential for overheating and exploding.
This style of stove had grown so popular due to their very low price, compactness, simplicity and the easy access to butane gas cartridges.
So it was only a matter of time before one or all of the Australian importers modified the stoves to rectify the issues that caused them to be banned and brought them back to the market.
Well that day has come.
Gasmate announced on Tuesday via their Facebook page that their new and fully compliant model is now being rolled out to Bunnings stores across the country.
The stoves are selling for $29.90 which is around $10.00 more than the previous models and Gasmate claims this is due to the increased cost of manufacturing to achieve compliance.
I'm sure that is a factor but given the 'pent up demand' for this new model, Gasmate will be keen to make the most of the opportunity and no doubt recoup some of their loses from the banning of the original model.
Still, $29.90 is not going to break the bank and I'll be heading down to Bunnings on the weekend to grab a couple in preparation for our upcoming Lake Argyle road trip next month.