Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard

Name of product: Greenwood propane torches

Hazard: The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: February 27, 2019

Units: About 150,000 Consumer Contact: Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

Description: This recall involves two models of the Greenwood-branded propane torches. The torches with no igniter have SKU number 61589 and the torches with a push button igniter have SKU number 61595. The torches have a steel nozzle, a flow valve, a blue grip and a black or orange hose. 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. Only propane torches that do not have markings on the handles or brass knobs are included in this recall. ​​

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.

Incidents/Injuries: Harbor Freight has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.

Sold At: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2013 through October 2018 for between $20 and $30.

Importer: Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Distributor: Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Manufactured In: China