Air Compressors Sold at Home Depot Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

Powermate two-gallon air compressors
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February 14, 2014

MAT Industries is recalling about 107,000 HDX and Powermate two-gallon air compressors. 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.

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. Affected 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. The recalled Powermate model numbers are VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included in this recall.

The recalled air compressors were 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.

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

For additional information on this recall, contact MAT Industries toll-free at 855-922-2300.for further details.

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