DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Release #12-269
DeVilbiss Recall Hotline: (866) 885-1877
Craftsman Recall Hotline: (888) 710-9282

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard

 

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: Air compressors

Units: About 460,000

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

Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brand names. Recalled models have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The recalled model numbers, tank size, color and manufactured date are shown below:

BrandModel NumberTankTank ColorManufactured On or After
Mfg Date or Yr-Week-xx
Craftsman 919-165531 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165541 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165550 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165560 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167280 26 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167281 26 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167311 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167312 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167320 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167321 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167341 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167342 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-168700 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-168710 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-237540 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
EX-CELL EXFBC6025-1 25 gal. horizontal Black 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C3101-2 4.3 gal. side stack Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C3151-2 4.5 gal. horizontal Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C6110-1 25 gal. vertical Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C6110-2 25 gal. vertical Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Pro-Air II PAFBC6025VP-1 25 gal. vertical Black 39489 or 2008-07-xx

Consumers with a compressor manufactured before the dates shown, but had a motor replaced after July 25, 2003, should also check the end cap. The end cap is visible from underneath the motor cover.

Sold at: EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $259 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $279 and $329.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss Air Power Co. or Sears for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers with EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and , Pro-Air II compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 885-1877 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com. Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888) 710-9282 between 7 a.m and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.sears.com



Picture of recalled Craftsman compressors showing locations of model number and manufactured date



Picture of recalled Craftsman compressors showing locations of model number and manufactured date



Picture of recalled ExCell compressor



Check your motor end cap for an affected motor as shown below

Picture Showing Closed Air Slots (recalled) and Open/No Air Slots (not recalled)