DeVilbiss Air Power Company recalled 460,000 air compressors for fire risks

02/08/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Jackson, TN– DeVilbiss Air Power Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled about 460,000 air compressors for fire hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on February 3, 2011.

The CPSC enacted the recall after it was discovered that the air compressor motor can overheat, which can pose a fire hazard.

“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,” according to the CPSC press release.

The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color can be found on the CPSC product recall press release: Click here.

Consumers are advised to and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair of your air compressor.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 220-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com (pdf). Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors are advised to 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.

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