FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (800) 348-5004 

May 5, 1999

 

Release # 99-107b


PRODUCT: Pistol Grip Soldering Guns - Homier Distributing Co., of Huntington, Ind., is recalling about 2,500 Pistol Grip Soldering Guns, model #PGSI30. They have either a red or black plastic body and were sold in a blister pack labeled in part: "HDC HOMIER DISTRIBUTING . . . PISTOL GRIP SOLDERING GUN . . . 30/35 watts . . . 110/120 volt. . . . 700 deg tip-tip stand. . . . Manufactured in China for Homier Distributing Co., Inc." The only labeling on the soldering gun itself is "110/120 volts, 35 watts." Homier Distributing Company sold these soldering guns at trade and convention shows nationwide and through its two retail stores in Indiana from May 1998 through December 1998 for about $4.

Pistol Grip Soldering Gun

PROBLEM: The wiring on these sodering guns is undersized and the power cord could separate from the soldering gun. Use of these soldering guns poses a fire and shock hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using these soldering guns and return them to the firm for a refund plus postage. For more information, consumers should call Homier Distributing at (800) 348-5004 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.