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Recall: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

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On 2008-01-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $170.00 to $200.00.

About 200,000 units are involved in this 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 1st 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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Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors
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What is the problem?

Protective covers on the compressor's motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors.

These items were sold new+ at Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

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 contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800)241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

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+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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