MAT Industries, LLC recalls Air Compressors

Starting date:
February 12, 2014
Posting date:
February 12, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37937

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and MAT Industries, LLC

Affected products

Powermate® and HDX Air Compressors

Product description

This recall involves two 7.6-litre (2-gallon), 120-volt air compressors, with an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of 0.4 standard cubic feet of air per minute at 90 PSI.  These air compressors are offered in one unique configuration whereby two 3.8-litre (1-gallon) tanks are stacked upon each other. The units are sold under the Powermate® and HDXTM brand names.

The recalled brands and model numbers are shown below:
Brand Model/SKU number Product description Accessories
Powermate® VSP0000201 7.6-litre (2-gallon) Side Stack Air Compressor with Accessories Includes a 3.2 cm (1-1/4 in) 2-in-1 brad nailer/stapler with 500 nails, 500 staples, bottle of airtool oil, 7.6 m (25 ft) recoil air hose, inflation needle, 2 raft/mattress inflation nozzles and adapter fitting, ball tire chuck, quick coupler and  0.64 cm (1/4 in) NPT male thread connector.  The kit also includes a tire inflation gun with gauge and air brush kit.
HDXTM VSP0000201.HDX, 747790 7.6-litre (2-gallon) Double-Stack Portable Electric Air Compressor Includes a 2-in-1 nailer/stapler and accessory set

Note that other model numbers have been recalled that were not sold into Canada. If you purchased Powermate® or HDX™ brand air compressors in the United States, please visit the CPSC's website to see the list of models affected in that country.

Hazard identified

The internal terminals of the pressure switch can come in contact with the motor housing causing electrification of the air compressor, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor MAT Industries, LLC has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these air compressors.

Number sold

Approximately 7,000 air compressors were sold in Canada and approximately 100,000 in the United States by various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2010 through October 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
MAT Industries LLC
Long Grove
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers can contact MAT Industries toll-free at 1-855-922-2300 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.