Air Compressors Sold at Wal-Mart RecalledJun 18, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors sold at Wal-Mart Stores are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressor and return it to any Wal-Mart for a full refund.
The recall involves about 30,000 air compressors manufactured by Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio. The compressor’s thermal overload, which shuts the unit off when it overheats, can fail. This can lead to overheating, melting of parts and a risk of fire.
The recall involves the Campbell Hausfeld model HU200099AV air compressor with a 20-gallon tank. The recall includes date codes ranging from January 2009 through June 2009. The model number and date code can be located on the back of the tank. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2009 through June 2009 for about $250.
For additional information, consumers may contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com.