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DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors

Porter Cable, DeVilbiss Air Power Co, recall
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, Tenn., announced a voluntary recall of about 460,000 Air compressors.

Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating. No injuries have been reported.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Description: 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 listed here.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Consumers with a compressor manufactured before the dates shown, but had a motor replaced after July 25, 2003, should also check the end cap. The end cap is visible from underneath the motor cover.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Sold at: EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $259 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $279 and $329.

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: 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 or 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

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