|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 31, 2008,Revised June 9, 2009
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:
|Capacity||Model Numbers||Serial Numbers
|The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code
from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)
||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
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