Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 1, 2014. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Welding torch handles
Hazard: The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Harris Products Group at (800) 447-6906 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.harrisproductsgroup.com and click on Recall for more information.
In conjunction with Canada
Units: About 13,000 in the U.S. and 350 in Canada
Description: This recall involves two models of torch handles that were sold under the Lincoln Electric® and Harris Products Group® brand names. The torch handles are used in welding. They are gold in color and made out of brass. Welding torch model numbers include 18-5 and 85. Manufacture date codes include FM, GA, GB and GC. The model number and date code are stamped on the torch handle at the end closest to the flame. The torch handles were sold individually and also as part of the following kits. Units with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.
|Kit Model Number||Description|
|1401340||WELD-HDL,85 with C/V|
|1401347||WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD|
|4400250||KIT,8525 C DLX RAD|
|4400259||KIT,8525 CD DLX RAD|
|4400263||KIT,8525C DLX BRZ OXARC|
|4403181||KIT,85601-200 DLX P.A.T. RAD|
|4403184||KIT,8525F-510P DLX LPG RAD|
|4403208||KIT,MED DUTY WELD WE250A|
|4403209||KIT,STANDARD DUTY WE200A|
|4403211||KIT,85601-200 INDUSTRIAL P.A.T.DLX|
|4403212||KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG|
|4403213||KIT,85601-200 PAT STD|
|4403224||KIT,8525GX-510 DLX STEELWORKER BAG|
|4403225||KIT,8525GX-300 DLX STEELWORKER BAG|
|4403226||KIT,8525GX-510 STD STEELWORKER BAG|
|4403228||KIT,85601-510 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG|
|4403229||KIT,85601-300 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG|
|4403239||KIT,8525FGX-510P LPGw/NX BAG|
|4403243||KIT,85601-510 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG|
|4403244||KIT,85601-300 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG|
|KH777||KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG|
|KH784||KIT,8525F-510P PROPANE/LPG BAG|
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch handles and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.
Sold at: Home Depot and Lowes stores, industrial gas distributors including Airgas, Praxair and Matheson and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.homedepot.com and www.lowes.com from December 2013 through May 2014 for between $125 and $450 when sold individually and for between $250 and $1,230 when sold as part of a kit.
Importer: Harris Products Group, of Gainesville, Ga.
Manufactured in: Poland