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Harris Products Group recalls torch handles
- Starting date:
- July 31, 2014
- Posting date:
- July 31, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Harris Products Group
Torch handles used for welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, and/or heating
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).
|Description||Kit Model Number|
|WELD-HDL,85 with C/V||1401340|
|WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD||1401347|
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
Harris Calorific International
Harris Products Group
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.
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