The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cooper Tools LLC of Apex, N.C., announced a voluntary recall of about 69,000 Soldering Irons today.
Hazard: The power cord can break at the flex point where the cord attaches to the handle, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the power cord breaking at the flex point, resulting in three reports of minor burns.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Authorized distributors nationwide from August 2006 to May 2010 for between $50 and $60.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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 (pdf).