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DeVilbiss recalls air compressors

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. 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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11117.html

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