|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 241-0448
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio
Hazard: The compressor's thermal overload, which shuts the unit off when it overheats, can fail. This can lead to overheating, melting of parts and a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Campbell Hausfeld model HU200099AV air compressor with a 20-gallon tank. The recall includes date codes ranging from January 2009 through June 2009. The model number and date code can be located on the back of the tank.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2009 through June 2009 for about $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressor and return it to any Wal-Mart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com