DeVilbiss Pressure Washer and Air Compressor Recall

October 8, 2009 8:08:11 AM PDT
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the DeVilbiss Air Power Company announce a recall of pressure washers and air compressors due to fracture and laceration hazards. DeVilbriss reannounced a voluntary recall for 620,000 Air Power Pressure Washers and 72,000 Air Compressors previously recalled in December 2006.

The pressuer washers and air compressors have pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst, posing fracture and laceration hazards to consumers.

DeVilbiss has received more than 100 injury reports, including hand and finger fractures and lacerations and reports of minor property damage and damage to vehicles. The December 2006 recall announcement reported more than 26 reports of injuries.

The recalled pressure washers and air compressors were sold under the brands: Delta - Model Numbers DTH2450, DTH2450-1, D2750H, D2400H-3, D2700K-1, and DTT2450; Excell - Model Numbers XR2750, XR2600, XR2600-1, XR2600-2, XR2500-1; Porter-Cable - Model Numbers PCV2250-2, PC2525SP-1, PCE1700-3, PCH2401-1, PCK3030SP-1, PCV2500, PCH2800C, PCE1700-2, PCH2425-2; Pressure-Wave - Model Numbers PWH2500, PWH2500K; Water Driver - Model Number WHAB2627-1; Porter-Cable - Model Numbers CFFR350B-1, C#151-1, C3551-1, PTA51 Service Kit.

The pressure washers' brand, model number and manufacturing date are located on the name plate on the rear of the engine base. Only pressure washers and air compressors with tire hubs are affected; pressure washers and compressors with solid tires or metal tire hubs are not affected.

Both products were sold in the United States at home centers and hardware stores nationwide, and were sold between January 2004 and November 2005.

Consumers should sto using these products immediately and contact DeVilbiss at (866) 323-9867 between 8am and 5pm ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.devap.com.

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