Welding Industries of Australia WIA 190 WELDMATIC recall

Under certain circumstances, the metal case could become electrically live, posing a risk of electric shock.
 
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  • Updated:14 Sep 2011
 

01.Welding Industries of Australia WIA 190 WELDMATIC recall

Product description

WIA 190
Part number complete package CP131-0
Part number power supply only CP131-2
 
Portable GMAW (MIG) welding equipment, for welding steel, aluminium, stainless steel, with gas shielded wire or flux cored gasless wire.
Single phase 240V max output 190A 23.5V
Class1 appliance

Identifying features

Serial Number: C1312A1110XXX to C1312A0411XXX
Some of C1312A0611XXX
Some of C1312A0711XXX

What are the hazards?

Under certain circumstances, the metal case could become electrically live, posing a risk of electric shock.

What are the defects?

Due to a manufacturing assembly process error, side ventilation louvres could pierce wires from the welding transformer.

Dates available for sale

1st February 2011 - 8th September 2011

Where the product was sold

Nationally through Welding Industries of Australia

What should consumers do?

Stop using the welding machine. Contact WIA at 1300 300 884 to confirm serial numbers and arrange inspection and repair at no cost to the customer.

 

Information sourced from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Product safety recalls

 
 

 

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