Wagner Spray Tech Heat Guns RecalledJun 18, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Wagner Spray Tech Corp. is recalling approximately 300,000 defective heat guns because of an electrical component failure inside the devices. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, these defective Wagner Spray Tech heat guns pose a fire and burn hazard.
The recalled heat guns emit hot air and are used for paint and flooring removal, defrosting freezers and water lines, bending plastic, hobbies, etc. Recalled models include the Milwaukee Heat Gun MHT3300, ACE HT3500 Heat Gun, and the Wagner Heat Gun HT3500.
The heat gun’s name and model number are located on a black label on the bottom of the heat gun’s barrel. The heat guns are black or yellow plastic and measure about 10 inches long, 8 inches high and 3 inches wide. They were sold at major and independent hardware and home improvement stores nationwide from November 2004 through April 2009 for about $40.
An electrical component failure can cause the heat gun to continue to produce heat after the power switch is turned off. This can melt the heat gun’s plastic exterior, causing a burn if the heat gun is touched and ignite nearby combustibles, posing fire and burn hazards.
Wagner Spray Tech has received nine reports of the heat guns overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heat guns and contact Wagner for a free replacement product.
For additional information, contact Wagner toll-free at (888) 925-6244 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com.