More Injuries on DeVilbiss Pressure Washers and Air Compressors – CPSC Re-announce Recall Notice

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[Best Syndication News] The US Consumer Product Safety Commission along with manufacturer have announced a voluntary recall for the DeVilbiss Air Power Company Pressure Washers and Air Compressors. Consumers are recommended to stop using the recalled products immediately unless they are told otherwise. There was reports of 100 injuries which included hand and finger fractures and lacerations. There also was some reports of property damage and damage to vehicles. The tires on the equipment had burst causing injuries. They are asking consumers that have purchased the recalled products to get the tires replaced by a DeVilbiss specified service center for free tire replacements.

Their was a previous recall on the products in December of 2006 but the government agency is reissuing the recall because more injuries have since been reported. There has been around 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 compressors that was previously recalled back in December 2006.

Brand Model Numbers and the Manufacture Dates that are being recalled:

Pressure washers Delta DTH2450, DTH2450-1, D2750H, D2400H-2, D2400H-3, D2700K-1, DTT2450 1/27/04 through 8/3/05

Excell XR2750-1, XR2600, XR2600-1, XR2600-2, XR2500-1 1/26/04 through 11/2/05

Porter-Cable PCV2250-2, PC2525SP-1, PCE1700-3, PCH2401-1, PCK3030SP-1, PCV2500, PCH2800C, PCE1700-2, PCH2425-2 6/4/04 through 10/24/05

Pressure-Wave PWH2500, PWH2500K 1/6/05 through 10/31/05

Water Driver WHAB2627-1 6/11/04-7/19/05

Air Compressors Porter-Cable
CFFR350B-1, C3151-1, C3551-1, PTA51 Service Kit December 16, 2004 to May 5, 2006

The pressure washers were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide between January 2004 through November 2005 and retailed at the time between $300 and $1,400. The air compressors wer sold between December 2004 and October 2006 for the ranging in prices from $300 to $500. You can find the a name plate on the rear of the engine base that would provide the brand, model number, and manufacturing date.

You can contact De Vilbiss toll-free at (866) 323-9867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.devap.com (pdf) to locate the nearest service center that would be able to replace the defective tires for free.

By: Marlene Donor

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