Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 31, 2008,Revised June 9, 2009
Release #08-181

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 241-0448
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Consumer Contact Hours Changed

 

Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

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: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

Units: About 233,000

Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor’s motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors:

 

CapacityModel NumbersSerial Numbers
8-15 gallon HL410100, HL421000
HL421500, HL431500
The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code
from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)
4 gallon HL5402 Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a date code
from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107)

The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

 

Picture of Recalled Air Compressors