Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866)-323-9867
Pressure Washers and Air Compressors Recalled By DeVilbiss 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 with pneumatic tires and plastic hubs.
Units: About 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 air compressors
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 a laceration or fracture hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss has received 26 reports of injuries including fractures, lacerations and bruises.
Description: The recalled pressure washers and air compressors were sold under the following brands and model numbers:
|Brand||Model Numbers||Manufacture 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|
CFFR350B-1, C3151-1, C3551-1, PTA51 Service Kit
|December 16, 2004 to May 5, 2006|
On the pressure washers, the brand, model number and manufacturing date are located on the name plate on the rear of the engine base and on the air compressors they 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: The recalled pressure washers were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2004 through November 2005 for between $300 and $1,400. The recalled air compressors were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide 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 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.devap.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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