FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (800) 962-6676

November 16, 1998

 

Release # 99-022b


View recall # 99-022a

PRODUCT: Soldering Iron - Custom Accessories Inc. of Niles, Ill., is recalling about 20,000 Electro-Tek soldering irons. These soldering irons were sold under the Electro-Tek brand name, and have part number 10764W. Both the brand name and part number are written only on the packaging. The soldering iron has a black plastic handle and is packaged on a white card with black, yellow and red accents. There is a silver label on the soldering irons with "UL" written in red. They were sold exclusively in Walmart stores nationwide between October 1998 and November 1998 for about $5.

PROBLEM: The internal connections in the soldering iron are not insulated, presenting a shock and electrocution hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the soldering iron immediately and return it to Walmart for a refund or a replacement soldering iron. For more information, consumers should call Custom Accessories Inc. toll free at (800) 962-6676 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. Electro-Tek soldering irons with different part numbers are not affected by this recall.

Electro-Tek Soldering Iron in Package