Harris Products Group recalls torch handles

Starting date:
July 31, 2014
Posting date:
July 31, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40729

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Harris Products Group

Affected products

Torch handles used for welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, and/or heating

Product description

This recall involves two models of torch handles that were manufactured from December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 and sold under the Lincoln Electric Company® and Harris Products Group® brand names. The specific model of torch handles are:

  • Model 18-5
  • Model 85

All of the potentially-affected torch handles are stamped with the model number and one of the following manufacturing date codes: FM, GA, GB, and GC.  Both the model number and the date code are stamped permanently into the torch handle at the end opposite to the valves.

These models are sold both individually and as part of an outfit (including hoses, tanks, regulators, and other component parts).

The list of products that contained the potentially affected torch handles is as follows:
Description Kit Model Number
WELD-HDL,63EWAC-CV A-245-100 1400299
WELD-HDL,85 with C/V 1401340
WELD-HDL,85 LECO 1401346
WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD 1401347
WELD-HDL,18-5 1401820
KIT,8525 C DLX RAD 4400250
KIT,8525 CD DLX RAD 4400259
KIT,8525C DLX BRZ OXARC 4400263
KIT,85601-200 DLX P.A.T. RAD 4403181
KIT,8525F-510P DLX LPG RAD 4403184
KIT,MED DUTY WELD WE250A 4403208
KIT,STANDARD DUTY WE200A 4403209
KIT,85601-200 INDUSTRIAL P.A.T.DLX 4403211
KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG 4403212
KIT,85601-200 PAT STD 4403213
KIT,8525GX-510 DLX STEELWORKER BAG 4403224
KIT,8525GX-300 DLX STEELWORKER BAG 4403225
KIT,8525GX-510 STD STEELWORKER BAG 4403226
KIT,85601-510 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG 4403228
KIT,85601-300 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG 4403229
KIT,8525FGX-510P LPGw/NX BAG 4403239
KIT,85601-510 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG 4403243
KIT,85601-300 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG 4403244
VALVE-ASY,VA85 9101228
VALVE-ASY,VA63 9101230
KIT,85601-200 PAT KH776
KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG KH777
KIT,8525F-510P PROPANE/LPG BAG KH784

Units with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Neither Harris Products Group nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the torch handles in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 350 of the recalled torch handles were sold in Canada and approximately 13,000 in the United States through various retailers and gas distributors.

Time period sold

The recalled torch handles were sold from December 2013 to May 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Poland.

Companies

Manufacturer
Harris Calorific International
Dzierzoniow
POLAND
Distributor
Harris Products Group
Gainesville
Georgia
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch handles and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Harris Products Group by telephone at 1-800-447-6906 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online and click on Recall for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.