Recall: Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable & Pro-Air II Air Compressors
On 2012-08-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable & Pro-Air II Air Compressors due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2003 for about $259 to $329.
About 500,000 units are involved in this DeVilbiss air compressor recall. 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brand names. Recalled models have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The recalled model numbers, tank size, color and manufactured date are shown below:
|Brand||Model Number||Tank||Tank Color||Manufactured On or After|
|Mfg Date or Yr-Week-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165531||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165541||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165550||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165560||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167280||26 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167281||26 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167311||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167312||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167320||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167321||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167341||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167342||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-168700||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-168710||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-237540||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|EX-CELL||EXFBC6025-1||25 gal. horizontal||Black||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C3101-2||4.3 gal. side stack||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C3151-2||4.5 gal. horizontal||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C6110-1||25 gal. vertical||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C6110-2||25 gal. vertical||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Pro-Air II||PAFBC6025VP-1||25 gal. vertical||Black||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss Air Power Co. or Sears for a free repair kit.
For additional information, consumers with EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and , Pro-Air II compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866)885-1877 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com. Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888)710-9282 between 7 a.m and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.sears.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating. 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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