Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard

Each of the two-gallon HDX and Powermate air compressors has a pair of one-gallon tanks stacked upon each other.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 12, 2014
Recall number: 14-105
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

HDX™ and Powermate® two-gallon air compressors

Hazard:

The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Industries toll-free at (855) 922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.powermate.com  and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37937r-eng.php
Units

About 100,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

Description

This recall involves HDX™ and Powermate® brand two-gallon electric air compressors.  Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked upon each other. The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. The HDX™ air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder.  HDX™ model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder.  The Powermate® air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included.

Powermate® model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported  

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair. 

Sold at

The Home Depot and online at homedepot.com (HDX air compressors only), Menards and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120. 

Importer

MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

Manufactured in

China

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