By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist
About 69,000 stained glass soldering irons are being recalled by Cooper Tools. The power cord can break at the flex point where the cord attaches to the handle, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Cooper Tools has received three reports of the power cord breaking at the flex point, resulting in three reports of minor burns.
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.
Manufactured in Mexico, the soldering irons were sold at authorized distributors nationwide from August 2006 to May 2010 for $50 to $60.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Cooper Tools for information sending the product to the company for an inspection and obtaining a free replacement soldering iron, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, who issued the advises.
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.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.