As we wander around the internet looking for information, periodically we run into information about air compressor recalls.
Since this site is all about understanding air compressors, part of that would be knowing if your brand or model has a recall.
Therefore, as we find information about air compressor recalls, that information will be posted on this page by compressor type.
Craftsman Air Compressors Recalls
Craftsman air compressor recalls is probably one of the most popular air compressor recalls. Heres more:
“Originally Posted by Sears
“Our records indicate that you purchased a Craftsman Air Compressor that may have a potential safety hazard. Sears has been advised by the manufacturer of the air compressor, DeVilbiss Air Power Company, that the motor on certain air compressors can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Sears and DeVilbiss, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, are working to correct the potential safety hazard. The CPSC will monitor the effectiveness of this recall program.
The recall involves certain air compressors sold from Sept. 2000 through Oct. 2010. In addition to the model number, the manufacturing date is important due to the fact that not all air compressors with a particular model number are included in this recall. The following Craftsman model numbers of air compressors with the indentified manufacturing dates are affected by this recall:
Model Number/Description/Date of Manufacture
919.166440 15 Gal. Vertical 5/’04-3/’05
919-167240 15 Gal. Horizontal 9/’00-3/’03
919-167241 15 Gal. Horizontal 9/’02-12/’03
919-167242 15 Gal. Horizontal 7/’03-5/’05
919-167243 15 Gal. Horizontal 5/’04-1/’05
919-167250 15 Gal. Horizontal 12/’02-12/’03
919-167251 15 Gal. Horizontal 7/’03-8/’04
Note that air compressors with the following model numbers are NOT affected by the recall: 919.166441, 919.166442, 919.166443, and 919.166444.
If you have one of the air compressors listed in the chart, stop using it immediately, unplug it, and inform everyone else who may use the air compressor of the potential safety hazard. Your air compressor will be repaired at no charge to you.
After you have located the model number and manufacturing date of your air compressor, please record this information, and have this information available when you call Sears toll-free at: 1-888-279-8013″
CPSC, Ingersoll-Rand Co. Recalls
“Originally posted by Ingersoll-Rand Co. in 2002
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ingersoll-Rand Company, of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 458,000 portable air compressors sold between 1983 and 1991. Internal corrosion to the inner wall of the air receiver tank can cause the air tank to unexpectedly rupture allowing pressurized air to suddenly and forcefully escape, posing risk of injury to consumers.
Ingersoll-Rand has received 11 reports of sudden tank failure in these portable air compressors. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled portable compressors have single-phase electric motors up to 3hp or gasoline engines up to 8hp with tank sizes up to 30 gallons. The compressors were marketed under various brand names, including Ajax, Charge Air Pro, Energair, Guardian Power, MacTool, Power Force, Rallye, Rand 4000, and Steel Driver. The compressors have serial numbers beginning with the prefix “C” or “DC”. The model numbers begin with the following prefixes – 1B, 1D, 1E, 1I, 2B, 2D, 2E, 3B, 3D, 3E, 4B, 4E, 5E, 5G, 15E, 23HP, 75, 75E, 250E, AB, AIR, AJ, C, CAP, CB, CL, CO, CP, CR, CS, CT, EA, GC, GP, HP, HPC, IR, IRC, LTD, MT, OI, PF, RA, RL, RP, RY, SC, SDS, SE, THP, and WB. Model and serial numbers are located on a plate or sticker attached to the outside housing of the air compressor. On some oil-less models, the model and serial numbers are affixed to an internal floor baffle beneath a removable plastic cabinet.
Hardware and construction supply stores nationwide sold the air compressors from 1983 through 1991 for between $150 and $400.
Air compressor receiver tanks do not have an infinite life. Tank life is dependent upon several factors, some of which include operating conditions, ambient conditions, proper installations, field modifications, and the level of maintenance. The exact effect of these factors on air receiver life is difficult to predict. Due to the current age of these products, Ingersoll-Rand is voluntarily undertaking this action to take these products out of service.
Consumers should stop using the air compressors immediately and contact Ingersoll-Rand for instructions on returning the compressor, freight paid. Consumers will have the option of being sent a check for $100.00 or receiving a $200.00 credit towards the purchase of a new DD2T2 air compressor. For more information, consumers can contact Ingersoll-Rand at (877) 552-2952 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday”.
Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Recalls
In cooperation with CSA International, Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio announces the voluntary recall in Canada of approximately 135,000 Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors.
It seems that the shroud covering the motor on some units may actually catch fire.
There have been 11 fires reported on these specific units, a very small part of the broad Campbell Hausfeld compressor range.
Campbell Hausfeld compressor from WalMart
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for 16,000 dangerous, Chinese-made air compressors that were imported by Campbell Hausfeld and sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
According to Campbell Hausfeld, a device within the compressor that is supposed to shut the unit off to avoid overheating can fail, allowing the tool to become dangerously hot. While there is a clear fire risk, the CPSC says no one has been injured from the device so far.
The recall involves the model HU200099AV air compressor with a 20-gallon tank. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores for about $250. Consumers can return the item to Wal-Mart for a full refund.
DeVilbiss Air Compressor Recalls
I’m not sure if I posted this when it was new-news back in Feb 2011.
Just in case I did not, I spotted this on Unsafe-Products.net today.
“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn.
Name of Product:
Type/Number of Model:
The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color are shown below…”
Strike Force Models Recall
About 64,000 Strike Force model portable air compressors, all sold exclusively at Roanoke, Virginia-based Advance Auto Parts stores, and produced by All-Power America in California, have been recalled.
On these recalled units the air compressor motor could overheat and ignite the cover with the obvious result, a fire hazard. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, posing an electrical-shock hazard.
No injuries have been reported, but there have been four fires reported.
The recall involves models sold at Advance Auto Parts stores and online from October 2006 through December 2007. They cost about $90. Consumers should stop using the affected air compressors and return them to any Advance Auto Parts store for a full refund.
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