The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, Tenn., has issued a voluntary recall of certain air compressors due to a fire hazard.
DeVilbiss has received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported. Approximately 460,000 compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names, according to the announcement.
The recalled compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for $199 to $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for $199 to $229.