Friday, March 7, 2008

Portable Air Compressors Sold Exclusively at Advance Auto Parts Stores

Name of Product: Strike Force(tm) Portable Air Compressors
Units: About 64,000
Supplier: All-Power America, of City of Industry, Calif.
Importer: Advance Stores Co., d.b.a. Advance Auto Parts, of Roanoke, Va.
Hazard: The compressor's motor can overheat and ignite the protective cover, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, which poses an electrical shock hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the 4.6 gallon, 3.5 HP Strike Force(tm) brand portable air compressor and includes the following model and serial numbers:
Model - Number Serial No.
BMM2524 (25254) - JWAPC4005xxxxxxxxx
AC251FT (2516) -YFJAC4005xxxxxxxxxx
APC4005 (4005) - CSCC4005xxxxxxxxxxx
The compressor has twin air tanks that are black-colored. The model and serial numbers are located on the compressor's housing.
Sold at: Advance Auto Parts stores nationwide and online at www.partsamerica.com from October 2006 through December 2007 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and return it to any Advance Auto Parts store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact All-Power America toll-free at (888) 896-6881 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit either www.allpoweramerica.com or www.advanceautoparts.com
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