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Recall: Weller Soldering Irons

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On 2011-04-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Weller Soldering Irons due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2006 for about $50 to $60.

About 70,000 units are involved in this Cooper Hand Tools soldering iron 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 Welders & Soldering Guns/Irons category in 2011.

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Weller Soldering Irons
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.cooperhandtools.com
Phone: (800) 476-3030

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What is the problem?

The power cord can break at the flex point where the cord attaches to the handle, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled product is a 100 watt, 120 volt stained glass soldering iron with "Weller" and the model number W100PG, W100P3 or W100PGMX written on the light blue handle. The model number is located under the Weller brand name on the iron's handle. Only certain date codes are included in the recall.

These items were sold new+ at Authorized distributors nationwide from August 2006 to May 2010 for between $50 and $60.

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 this product and contact Cooper Tools to send the product to the company for an inspection and a free replacement soldering iron.

For additional information, contact Cooper Tools at (800)476-3030 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.cooperhandtools.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received three reports of the power cord breaking at the flex point, resulting in three reports of minor burns.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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