DeVilbiss Recalls 460,000 Air Compressors
September 5, 2012 | 5:11 pm CDT

WASHINGTON - DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, TN, issued a voluntary recall of approximately 460,000 air compressors after receiving 10 reports of motors overheating.

While no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the air compressors are being recalled because they pose a potential fire hazard.

CPSC said the air compressors, made by DeVilbiss in the United States, were sold under the Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brand names for between $259 and $329. The recalled air compressors have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The recalled model numbers, tank size, color and manufactured date are included n the CPSC's press release.

Consumers are urged to unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss Air Power Co. or Sears for a free repair kit.

Ironically, DeVilbiss recalled 460,000 air compressors in February 2011 because of similar circumstances. In that earlier recall, DeVilbiss received three complaints of fire damage related to the air compressor motors overheating.

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