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Air Compressors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Release Date: February 7, 2011

DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn., in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 460,000 air compressors. The air compressors are being recalled because the compressorís motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been at least nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property.

The air compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names; nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit nameplate 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

DeVilbiss Air Power Company recommends that consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair. 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. 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. Additional information on this recall may be obtained from the CPSC Web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11117.html

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