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RECALL #30: Harbor Freight recalls Propane Torches

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 03-02-2019 05:42 AM 427 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard
Recall Date: February 27, 2019
Recall Number: 19-074

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Greenwood propane torches

Hazard:
The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.

Consumer Contact:
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at [email protected].com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Propane-Torches-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

Recall Details
Units:
About 150,000

Description:
This recall involves two models of the Greenwood-branded propane torches. The torches with no igniter have SKU number 61589 and the torches with a push button igniter have SKU number 61595. The torches have a steel nozzle, a flow valve, a blue grip and a black or orange hose. The SKU number is printed on a sticker located on the pipe that leads to the nozzle on the product packaging and on the manual. Only propane torches that do not have markings on the handles or brass knobs are included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries:
Harbor Freight has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.

Sold At:
Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2013 through October 2018 for between $20 and $30.

Importer(s):
Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Distributor(s):
Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 04:51 PM

I have one of the older ones I use to light the smoker. They are on the hairy end of dangerous when they are working.

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