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Additional Injuries Prompt DeVilbiss to Reannounce Recall of Pressure Washers and Air Compressors Due to Fracture and Laceration Hazards

The firm’s new toll-free recall hotline is 888-848-5175.  (Oct. 14, 2020)

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Name of Product:
DeVilbiss Air Power Company Pressure Washers and Air Compressors with pneumatic tires and plastic hubs
Hazard:

The pressure washers and air compressors have pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst, posing a laceration or fracture hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 06, 2009
Units:

About 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 compressors (Previously recalled in December 2006)

Consumer Contact

For additional information, consumers with these pressure washers and air compressors should contact DeVilbiss by calling Porter-Cable toll-free at 888-848-5175 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled pressures 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
Water Driver WHAB2627-1 6/11/04-7/19/05
Air Compressors Porter-Cable CFFR350B-1, C3151-1, C3551-1, PTA51 Service Kit December 16, 2004 to May 5, 2006

The pressure washers’ brand, model number and manufacturing date are located on the name plate on the rear of the engine base. On the air compressors the brand, model number and manufacturing date 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.

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

DeVilbiss has received more than 100 injury reports, including hand and finger fractures and lacerations and reports of minor property damage and damage to vehicles. The December 2006 recall announcement reported more than 26 reports of injuries.

Sold At:
Both products were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide. Recalled pressure washers were sold from January 2004 through November 2005 for between $300 and $1,400. The recalled air compressors were sold between December 2004 and October 2006 for between $300 and $500.
Manufacturer(s):
DeVilbiss Air Power Company, of Jackson, Tenn.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
10-007
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