Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard

The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel.

Recall date: July 31, 2014
Recall number: 14-243
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  • Torch handle

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    Torch handle

  • Torch handle with model number

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    Torch handle with model number

  • Torch handle with date code

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    Torch handle with date code

  • Steelworkers kit

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    Steelworkers kit

  • Marking on torches not included in the recall

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    Marking on torches not included in the recall

Recall Summary

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.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40729r-eng.php
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 

1400299

WELD-HDL,63EWAC-CV A-245-100

1401340

WELD-HDL,85 with C/V

1401346

WELD-HDL,85 LECO

1401347

WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD

1401820

WELD-HDL,18-5

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

9101228

VALVE-ASY,VA85

9101230

VALVE-ASY,VA63

KH776

KIT,85601-200 PAT

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

  • Torch handle

  • Torch handle with model number

  • Torch handle with date code

  • Steelworkers kit

  • Marking on torches not included in the recall