Additional Injuries Prompt DeVilbiss to Reannounce Recall of Pressure Washers and Air Compressors Due to Fracture and Laceration Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2009
Release # 10-007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 323-9867
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Additional Injuries Prompt DeVilbiss to Reannounce Recall of Pressure Washers and Air Compressors 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

Units: About 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 compressors previously recalled in December 2006

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 fracture and laceration hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss has received more than 100 injury reports, including hand and finger fractures and lacerations and reports of minor property damage and damage to vehicles. The December 2006 recall announcement reported more than 26 reports of injuries.

Description: The recalled pressures 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

The pressure washers’ brand, model number and manufacturing date are located on the name plate on the rear of the engine base. On the air compressors the brand, model number and manufacturing date 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: Both products were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide. Recalled pressure washers were sold from January 2004 through November 2005 for between $300 and $1,400. The recalled air compressors were sold 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 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.devap.com (pdf)

Picture of Recalled Pressure Washer

Picture of Recalled Air Compressor