Craftsman compressors among 460K recalled

By Reuters
Posted Feb. 3 at 1:34 p.m.

Around 460,000 air compressors sold by Sears and other stores are being recalled voluntarily because of a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Tennessee-based DeVilbiss Air Power Co., which makes the devices, has received nine reports of motors overheating. Three of thoseĀ  included fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported, the agency said in a statement.

The affected compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable labels and were sold nationwide between January 2003 and December 2004 priced fromĀ  $199 to $299.

Compressors bought from Sears under the Craftsman label were sold at Sears stores between September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

The CPSC said that consumers should stop using the compressors immediately and and call DeVilbiss and Sears for a free inspection and necessary repair.

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