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Wire feed welders

Description: The recall involves the Vaper 90 amp flux wire feed welders with model number 41181. The wire welders are red and black. "Vaper" and "90 amp flux wire welder" can be found on the product's operation panel. The model number can be found on the top right hand corner of the package and on the first page of the users manual. [Source]

Wire feed welders
Wire Feed Welders Recalled by Star Asia USA Due to Burn Hazard

About 9,000 units were affected by this recall.

Wire feed welders Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date07/13/2010
Recall ID291
Recall Number10298
Product TypeWelding Equipment
HazardThe wire welder's torch does not have a cold contactor as erroneously stated on the packaging and instruction manual. Without this feature, the welder generates an electrical arc immediately upon contact with the welding material, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
InjuriesNone.
RemedyConsumer should immediately stop using the wire welders and contact Star Asia to obtain a corrected instructions manual and packaging or for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Remedy OptionNew Instructions
ContactFor additional information, contact Customer Service at (800) 386-0191 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT.
Last Updated07/22/2016
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