Sunday, February 3, 2008

Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

Name of Product: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors
Units: About 233,000
Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio
Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor's motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors: Capacity - Model Numbers - Serial Numbers 8-15 gallon - HL410100, HL421000 HL421500, HL431500 - The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307) 4 gallon - HL5402 - Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a datecode from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107) The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.
Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

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