Over 13,000 Torch Handles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
About the Welding Torch Handle Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled pool pumps immediately and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.
Description of Recalled Welding Torch Handles
- This recall involves gold-colored brass torch handles that are used for welding purposes.
- Stamped on the torch handle is the model number and date code. The model numbers for the product include 18-5 and 85, and the date codes include FM, GA, GB and GC. They can be found on the end nearest to the flame.
- These products were sold individuality and in kits; however, products with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.
- The products were distributed by Home Depot and Lowes stores (including their online stores); industrial gas distributors including Airgas, Praxair, and Matheson; and other retailers nationwide 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.