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WASHINGTON, DC -

WASHINGTON, D. C. (WALB) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on DeVilbiss Air Power Company's air compressors.

NOTE: The following press release was issued by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Feb. 3, 2011 to recall certain air compressors that may overheat and cause a fire. 

Valdosta Fire Chief J.D. Rice strongly recommends that citizens who own any of the air compressors listed in the release below to immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call the numbers listed for inspection and repair.

Here is the full press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 220-5627
Sears Recall Hotline: (888) 279-8013
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Air compressors
Units: About 460,000
Manufacturer: DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tennessee
Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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:

Brand | Model Number | Tank | Tank Color | Manufacture Date Range
Craftsman | 919-16644 | 15 gal. vertical | Red | 5/2004 - 3/2005
Craftsman | 919-16724 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 9/2000 - 3/2003
Craftsman | 919-16724-1 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 9/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman | 919-16724-2 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 7/2003 - 5/2005
Craftsman | 919-16724-3 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 5/2004 - 1/2005
Craftsman | 919-16725 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 12/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman | 919-16725-1 | 15 gal. horizontal | Red | 7/2003 - 8/2004
Porter-Cable | C2000-WK | 6 gal. pancake | Red | 1/2004 - 5/2004
Porter-Cable | C3001 | 4 gal. stacked | Red | 1/2004 - 7/2004
Delta Shopmaster | CP503 | 12 gal. horizontal | Gray | 6/2002 - 3/2003
Delta Shopmaster | CP503-1 | 12 gal. horizontal | Gray | 5/2003 - 3/2004
DeVilbiss Impact Series | HFAC 3030 | 3 gal. horizontal | Blue | 1/2003 -7/2004
Husky | Y6010-WK | 25 gal. vertical | Red | 2/2003 - 9/2003
Husky | Y6010-WK-1 | 25 gal. vertical | Red | 7/2003 - 9/2003
Husky | Y6020-WK | 25 gal. vertical | Red | 5/2003 - 3/2004

Sold at: DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky, and Delta Shopmaster brand compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers with DeVilbiss,
Porter-Cable, Husky and Delta compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free
at (866) 220-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's website at HERE or HERE .

Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888)
279-8013, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT and Saturday, 7 a.m. to
6 p.m. CT, or visit their website at HERE.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
products, please go: HERE

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