Stained Glass Soldering Irons Recalled By Cooper Tools Due to Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2011
Release #11-190
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 476-3030
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Stained Glass Soldering Irons Recalled By Cooper Tools Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Soldering Irons

Units: About 69,000

Importer: Cooper Tools LLC of Apex, N.C.

Hazard: The power cord can break at the flex point where the cord attaches to the handle, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the power cord breaking at the flex point, resulting in three reports of minor burns.

Description: The recalled product is a 100 watt, 120 volt stained glass soldering iron with “Weller” and the model number W100PG, W100P3 or W100PGMX written on the light blue handle. The model number is located under the Weller brand name on the iron’s handle. Only certain date codes are included in the recall.

Sold at: Authorized distributors nationwide from August 2006 to May 2010 for between $50 and $60.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Cooper Tools to send the product to the company for an inspection and a free replacement soldering iron.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Tools at (800) 476-3030 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.cooperhandtools.com (pdf)

Picture of recalled Soldering Iron