Pressure Washers and Air Compressors Recalled By DeVilbiss Due to Fracture and Laceration Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2006
Release #07-060

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866)-323-9867
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Note: this recall has been reannounced due to additional injuries

Pressure Washers and Air Compressors Recalled By DeVilbiss Due to Fracture and Laceration Hazards

 

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: DeVilbiss Air Power Company Pressure Washers and Air Compressors with pneumatic tires and plastic hubs.

Units: About 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 air compressors

Manufacturer: DeVilbiss Air Power Company, of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The pressure washers and air compressors have pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst, posing a laceration or fracture hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss has received 26 reports of injuries including fractures, lacerations and bruises.

Description: The recalled pressure washers and air compressors were sold under the following brands and model numbers:

 BrandModel NumbersManufacture Dates
Pressure washers Delta DTH2450, DTH2450-1, D2750H, D2400H-2, D2400H-3, D2700K-1, DTT2450 1/27/04 through 8/3/05
Excell XR2750-1, XR2600, XR2600-1, XR2600-2, XR2500-1 1/26/04 through 11/2/05
Porter-Cable PCV2250-2, PC2525SP-1, PCE1700-3, PCH2401-1, PCK3030SP-1, PCV2500, PCH2800C, PCE1700-2, PCH2425-2 6/4/04 through 10/24/05
Pressure-Wave PWH2500, PWH2500K 1/6/05 through 10/31/05
Water Driver WHAB2627-1 6/11/04-7/19/05
Air Compressors Porter-Cable

CFFR350B-1, C3151-1, C3551-1, PTA51 Service Kit

December 16, 2004 to May 5, 2006

On the pressure washers, the brand, model number and manufacturing date are located on the name plate on the rear of the engine base and on the air compressors they are located on the front of the motor housing. Only pressure washers and compressors with pneumatic tires with plastic tire hubs are affected; pressure washers and compressors with solid tires or metal tire hubs are not affected.

Sold at: The recalled pressure washers were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2004 through November 2005 for between $300 and $1,400. The recalled air compressors were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide between December 2004 and October 2006 for between $300 and $500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately and contact DeVilbiss to obtain the location of the nearest service center to receive a free replacement of the tires.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 323-9867 between 8 a.m. and 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.devap.com

Picture of Recalled Pressure Washer

Picture of Recalled Air Compressor