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"Recall Alerts"

02-03-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard
  2. Sunbeam Products Inc. Recalls Convertible Irons Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond


(1) DEVILBISS RECALLS AIR COMPRESSORS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Air compressors

Units: About 460,000

Manufacturer: DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color are shown below:

BrandModel NumberTankTank
Color
Manufacture
Date Range
Craftsman919-1664415 gal. verticalRed5/2004 - 3/2005
Craftsman919-1672415 gal. horizontalRed9/2000 - 3/2003
Craftsman919-16724-115 gal. horizontalRed9/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman919-16724-215 gal. horizontalRed7/2003 - 5/2005
Craftsman919-16724-315 gal. horizontalRed5/2004 - 1/2005
Craftsman919-1672515 gal. horizontalRed12/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman919-16725-115 gal. horizontalRed7/2003 - 8/2004
Porter-CableC2000-WK6 gal. pancakeRed1/2004 - 5/2004
Porter-CableC30014 gal. stackedRed1/2004 - 7/2004
Delta ShopmasterCP50312 gal. horizontalGray6/2002 - 3/2003
Delta ShopmasterCP503-112 gal. horizontalGray5/2003 - 3/2004
DeVilbiss Impact SeriesHFAC 30303 gal. horizontalBlue1/2003 - 7/2004
HuskyY6010-WK25 gal. verticalRed2/2003 - 9/2003
HuskyY6010-WK-125 gal. verticalRed7/2003 - 9/2003
HuskyY6020-WK25 gal. verticalRed5/2003 - 3/2004

Sold at: DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky, and Delta Shopmaster brand compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers with DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky and Delta compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 220-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com (pdf). Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888) 279-8013, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, or visit their website at www.sears.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11117.html



Location of model number and manufacture date on Husky and Craftsman brand air compressors


(2) SUNBEAM PRODUCTS INC. RECALLS CONVERTIBLE IRONS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD; SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT BED, BATH & BEYOND

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Convertible Clothes Iron

Units: About 5,700

Distributor: Sunbeam Products Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.

Hazard: The iron can overheat and cause a fire because of a wiring issue, posing a risk of burn injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sunbeam has received 17 reports of irons overheating and three reports of irons catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is the SunbeamŪ Convertible Iron with a model number of GCSBRS - 103. It is a blue and gray, hand-held garment iron that converts to a garment steamer. The model number can be found on the bottom of the iron's plastic base. The recalled irons have date codes C235 or C237 imprinted on the blade of the plug and on the bottom of the packaging.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from June 2010 to November 2010 for about $60

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the irons and contact Sunbeam for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sunbeam at (800) 656-9708 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.sunbeamconvertible.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11118.html









DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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