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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 1999

Release # 99-107a
CONTACT: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

Homier Distributing Co. Recalls Pistol Grip Soldering Guns

Homier Distributing Co. Recalls Pistol Grip Soldering GunsHuntington, IN (SafetyAlerts) - Homier Distributing Co. is recalling about 2,500 Pistol Grip Soldering Guns, model #PGSI30. The wiring on these sodering guns is undersized and the power cord could separate from the soldering gun. Use of these soldering guns poses a fire and shock hazard.

These tools have either a red or black plastic body and were sold in a blister pack labeled in part: "HDC HOMIER DISTRIBUTING . . . PISTOL GRIP SOLDERING GUN . . . 30/35 watts . . . 110/120 volt. . . . 700 deg tip-tip stand. . . . Manufactured in China for Homier Distributing Co., Inc." The only labeling on the soldering gun itself is "110/120 volts, 35 watts." Homier Distributing Company sold these soldering guns at trade and convention shows nationwide and through its two retail stores in Indiana from May 1998 through December 1998 for about $4.

Consumers should immediately stop using these soldering guns and return them to the firm for a refund plus postage. For more information, consumers should call Homier Distributing at (800) 348-5004 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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