DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Air compressors

Units: About 460,000

Manufacturer: DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color are shown below:

Brand Model Number Tank Tank
Color Manufacture
Date Range Craftsman 919-16644 15 gal. vertical Red 5/2004 - 3/2005 Craftsman 919-16724 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2000 - 3/2003 Craftsman 919-16724-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2002 - 12/2003 Craftsman 919-16724-2 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 5/2005 Craftsman 919-16724-3 15 gal. horizontal Red 5/2004 - 1/2005 Craftsman 919-16725 15 gal. horizontal Red 12/2002 - 12/2003 Craftsman 919-16725-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 8/2004 Porter-Cable C2000-WK 6 gal. pancake Red 1/2004 - 5/2004 Porter-Cable C3001 4 gal. stacked Red 1/2004 - 7/2004 Delta Shopmaster CP503 12 gal. horizontal Gray 6/2002 - 3/2003 Delta Shopmaster CP503-1 12 gal. horizontal Gray 5/2003 - 3/2004 DeVilbiss Impact Series HFAC 3030 3 gal. horizontal Blue 1/2003 - 7/2004 Husky Y6010-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 2/2003 - 9/2003 Husky Y6010-WK-1 25 gal. vertical Red 7/2003 - 9/2003 Husky Y6020-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 5/2003 - 3/2004

Sold at: DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky, and Delta Shopmaster brand compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers with DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky and Delta compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 220-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com (pdf). Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888) 279-8013, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, or visit their website at www.sears.com





Location of model number and manufacture date on Husky and Craftsman brand air compressors

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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