Importers Salvage Centre—40 and 60 Watt Soldering Irons

Identifying features

Plastic pistol grip 40 Watt Soldering Iron and wooden barrel type 60 Watt Soldering Iron, both fitted with a European Plug having 2 round pins. The Soldering Irons were sold at Importers Salvage Centre stores in Ardeer, Dandenong and Hoppers Crossing between July 2005 and September 2007.

What are the defects?

The Soldering Irons do not have electrical safety approval and are fitted with European plugs having 2 round pins which are not allowed to be sold in Australia. The Soldering Irons and supply flexible cords also do not have adequate insulation thickness for safe operation at 240 Vac and could result in the user receiving an electric shock.

What are the hazards?

Electric shock

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately stop using these two soldering irons and return them to place of purchase for a full refund. Further information is available from Midas Trading (Aust) Pty Ltd t/as Importers Salvage Centre telephone number 03 9363 7733 between 10am and 5pm EST Monday to Friday.

Supplier
Importers Salvage Centre
Where the product was sold
Victoria

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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