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Over 13,000 Torch Handles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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Phylicia Taylor3 years ago

Harris Products Group has issued a voluntary recall for roughly 13,000 welding torch handles sold in the U.S and Canada due to a 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.


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