Recall: Strike Force; Portable Air Compressors
On 2008-03-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Strike Force; Portable Air Compressors due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2006 for about $90.00.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Advance Auto Parts air compressor recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Air Compressors category in 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The compressor's motor can overheat and ignite the protective cover, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, which poses an electrical shock hazard.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the 4.6 gallon, 3.5 HP Strike Force; brand portable air compressor.
These items were sold new+ at Advance Auto Parts stores nationwide and online at www.partsamerica.com from October 2006 through December 2007 for about $90.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and return it to any Advance Auto Parts store for a full refund.
For further information, contact All-Power America toll-free at (888)896-6881 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit either www.allpoweramerica.com or www.advanceautoparts.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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