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Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries

  • HDX air compressor
  • HDX air compressor label with model and serial number
  • Powermate air compressor
  • Powermate air compressor label with model and serial number numbers
Name of Product:
HDX™ and Powermate® two-gallon air compressors
Hazard:
The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
February 12, 2014
Units:
About 100,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Industries toll-free at (855) 922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.powermate.com  and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves HDX™ and Powermate® brand two-gallon electric air compressors.  Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked upon each other. The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. The HDX™ air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder.  HDX™ model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder.  The Powermate® air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included.

Powermate® model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported  

Sold At:
The Home Depot and online at homedepot.com (HDX air compressors only), Menards and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120.
Importer:

MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

Importer

MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-105
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