Recall: HDX and Powermate Two-gallon Air Compressors
On 2014-02-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding HDX and Powermate Two-gallon Air Compressors due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2010 for about $80 to $120.
About 100,000 units are involved in this MAT Industries 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 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 922-2300
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37937r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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.
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 stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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