Wire Welder Could Burn Users

By WBNG News

Wire Welder Could Burn Users

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM EDT

Wire Feed Welders have been recalled by Star Asia USA.

The welder's torch does not have a cold contactor, as is claimed on the box 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.

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.

The welders were sold at Pep Boys, Auto Zone and various other auto parts and tool centers nationwide from October 2006 through March 2010 for about $170.

Consumer 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.

For additional information, contact Customer Service at (800) 386-0191 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT.

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