February 10, 2011 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 460,000 air compressors because they pose a fire hazard, which can lead to burn injuries and property damage.
The air compressors were manufactured by Tennessee-based DeVilbiss Air Power Company. The problem involves the motor, which can overheat. As of February 3, 2011, DeVilbiss was aware of 9 incidents in which the motor overheated and 3 reports of property damage because of fire. However, no injuries had been reported in connection with the recalled air compressors.
The recalled air compressors were made in the United States and sold under the brands Delta Shopmaster, Craftsman, DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable and Husky. All brands except Craftsman were sold at various retailers across the U.S. from January 2003-December 2004 for $199 to $299. The Craftsman brand was sold at Sears from September 2000-December 2005 for $199-$229.
The recalled air compressors were available in various sizes. The model numbers are:
Consumers are advised to unplug the air compressors and contact DeVilbiss or Sears for to get a free inspection and, if necessary, a free repair.
If you own a DeVilbiss, Husky, Porter-Cable, or Delta Shopmaster compressor, call DeVilbiss: 1-866-220-5627. If you own a Craftsman compressor, call Sears: 1-888-279-8013.
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