Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd—Hitachi Inverter Welding Machine

PRA number

2012/12986

Published date

Product description

Hitachi Inverter Welding Machines for TIG or MIG
300GP
200GP2 300GP2 500GP2
350CAP2 500CAP2
350CXP2
500CXP2
Identifying features
Manufactured between 1989 and 1995 Model numbers: 300A AD-GPV - 20 units 300A AD-GPVE - 48 units 300A AD-GP2VE - 60 units 350A DT-CX2VE - 2 units 350A DT-CXP2V - 41 units 350A DT-CXP2VE - 15 units 350A DT-CAP2VE - 41 units 500A DT-CXP2V - 1 unit 500A DT-CXP2VE - 1 unit TOTAL: 229 units

Other identifying numbers

Manufactured between 1989 and 1995
Model numbers:
300A AD-GPV - 20 units
300A AD-GPVE - 48 units
300A AD-GP2VE - 60 units
350A DT-CX2VE - 2 units
350A DT-CXP2V - 41 units
350A DT-CXP2VE - 15 units
350A DT-CAP2VE - 41 units
500A DT-CXP2V - 1 unit
500A DT-CXP2VE - 1 unit
TOTAL: 229 units

What are the defects?

If the welder is used exceeding its rated capacity, a flame may erupt from around the power switch.

What are the hazards?

If the product is not used according to instructions there is a risk of fire and burn injuries.

What should consumers do?

Contact Hitachi Australia 1800 HITACHI or +61 (2) 9888 4100 to confirm model name and serial numbers.

Hitachi wishes to advise and warn owners that the hazard may arise when this product is misused by exceeding its maximum rated capacity.

Supplier

Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Lincoln Electric Company (Australia) Pty. Ltd
35 Bryant Street, Padstow, Sydney, NSW 2211
Phone: 1300 728
Web: www.lincolnelectric.com.au

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

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