Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: HDX and Powermate two-gallon air compressors

Hazard: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Industries toll-free at (855) 922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.powermate.com and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Units: About 100,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

Description:This recall involves HDX and Powermate brand two-gallon electric air compressors. Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked upon each other. The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. The HDX air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder. The Powermate air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included.
Powermate model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair.

Sold at: The Home Depot and online at homedepot.com (HDX air compressors only), Menards and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120.

Importer: MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

Manufactured in: China