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Harbor Freight Tools recalls propane torches

February 28, 2019 By    

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling its Greenwood-branded propane torches due to a burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.

The recalled Greenwood propane torch with push button igniter. Photo courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission

The recalled Greenwood propane torch with push button igniter. Photo courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission

The recall involves two models of the Greenwood-branded propane torches. Torches with no igniter have stock keeping unit (SKU) No. 61589, and the torches with a push button igniter have SKU No. 61595. 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. Torches have a steel nozzle, a flow valve, a blue grip and a black or orange hose, the announcement explains.

Only propane torches that do not have markings on the handles or brass knobs are included in this recall.

Triggers on the torches that engage the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.

The CPSC says the recall is dated for Feb. 27 and affects about 150,000 units. The recall number is 19-074. Affected torches were sold exclusively through Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online from November 2013 through October 2018. The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.

The company has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.

*Featured image: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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