Recall: Greenwood Propane Torches
On 2019-02-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Greenwood Propane Torches due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2013 for about $20 to $30.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Harbor Freight Tools propane torch recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Connectors, Regulators & Hoses category in 2019.
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What is the problem?
The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2013 through October 2018 for between $20 and $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at email@example.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Harbor Freight has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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