Safety Alert Number 0801122

Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

Release #08-181

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 241-0448
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

Units: About 233,000

Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor's motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors:

Capacity - Model Numbers - Serial Numbers
8-15 gallon - HL410100, HL421000 HL421500, HL431500 - The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)

4 gallon - HL5402 - Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a date code from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107)

The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at:(800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08181.html