CPSC Recall - Issued 7/31/2014

Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard

Manufacturer: Harris Products Group
Product: Welding torch handles
Hazard: The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: None reported
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. A complete listing of Kit Model Numbers included in this recall can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Harris-Products-Group-Recalls-Welding-Torch-Handles/
Remedy: http://cmstage/en/Recalls/2014/Harris-Products-Group-Recalls-Welding-Torch-Handles/
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.
Units: About 13,000 in the U.S. and 350 in Canada
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.