Note: Date codes added to release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 925-6244
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: Heat Guns
Units: About 300,000
Manufacturer: Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: An electrical component failure inside the heat guns can cause them to continue to produce heat after the power switch is turned off. This can melt the heat gun's plastic exterior, causing a burn if the heat gun is touched and ignite nearby combustibles, posing fire and burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of the heat guns overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled heat guns emit hot air and are used for paint and flooring removal, defrosting freezers and water lines, bending plastic, hobbies, etc. Recalled models include the Milwaukee Heat Gun MHT3300, ACE HT3500 Heat Gun, and the Wagner Heat Gun HT3500 with date codes V300R through Z365R and A001R through A111R. The heat gun's name and model number are located on a black label on the bottom of the heat gun's barrel. The date code is stamped into the bottom of the handle near the power cord. The heat guns are black or yellow plastic and measure about 10 inches long, 8 inches high and 3 inches wide.
Sold at: Major and independent hardware and home improvement stores nationwide from November 2004 through April 2009 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heat guns and contact Wagner for a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wagner toll-free at (888) 925-6244 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.