Updated recall: DeVilbiss Air Power Company Pressure Washers and Air Compressors
On 2009-10-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding DeVilbiss Air Power Company Pressure Washers and Air Compressors due to a potential explosion/projectiles and lacerations hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2004 for about $300 to $1400. It was originally recalled on 2006-12-15.
Instance(s) of severe injuries, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 323-9867
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What is the problem?
The pressure washers and air compressors have pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst, posing fracture and laceration hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of severe injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
See brands and model numbers of recalled pressures washers and air compressors. 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.
Information on where these items sold new+: 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.
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 these products immediately and contact DeVilbiss to obtain the location of the nearest service center to receive a free replacement of the tires.
For additional information, contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 323-9867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.devap.com (pdf)
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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