DeWALT Air Compressors Are Being Recalled. DeWALT is recalling about 3,800 of its Model D55143 Three-Gallon Hand-Carry Oil Free Air Compressor. Due to a wiring insulation defect, the unit may pose a possible shock hazard.
Only DeWALT D55143 three-gallon hand-carry oil free air compressors with the following date codes: 200448, 200453, 200502 through 200505, 200508, and 200509 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the name plate on the rear air tank of the unit. Units marked with an “R” on the end cap of the unit are not included in this recall.
Consumers Should Contact DeWALT
The units were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2005 through April 2005 for about $250.
Consumers should stop using the compressors immediately and contact DeWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection or repair if necessary.
For additional information, contact DeWALT at (866) 397-3228 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.DeWALT.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).