The CPSC and DeVilbiss have issued a voluntary recall of a a slew of smaller air compressors manufactured between 2000 and 2005. If you bought a new compressor a few years ago or an old compressor that could date back a few years, check to see if it’s on the list below.
The air compressor motor of these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard. There were 9 reports of motors overheating, with 3 reports of fire damage to surrounding property, with no injuries reported.
Affected products: several Craftsman 15 gal., Porter Cable 4 & 6 gal., Delta Shopmaster 12 gal., DeVilbiss 3 gal. and Husky 25 gal. compressors. If you have a compressor that meets these descriptions, check their model numbers and manufacturing dates to see if they’re included in the recall.