MAT Industries, LLC recalls Air Compressors
- Starting date:
- February 12, 2014
- Posting date:
- February 12, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Electrical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and MAT Industries, LLC
Powermate® and HDX™ Air Compressors
This recall involves two 7.6-litre (2-gallon), 120-volt air compressors, with an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of 0.4 standard cubic feet of air per minute at 90 PSI. These air compressors are offered in one unique configuration whereby two 3.8-litre (1-gallon) tanks are stacked upon each other. The units are sold under the Powermate® and HDXTM brand names.
|Brand||Model/SKU number||Product description||Accessories|
|Powermate®||VSP0000201||7.6-litre (2-gallon) Side Stack Air Compressor with Accessories||Includes a 3.2 cm (1-1/4 in) 2-in-1 brad nailer/stapler with 500 nails, 500 staples, bottle of airtool oil, 7.6 m (25 ft) recoil air hose, inflation needle, 2 raft/mattress inflation nozzles and adapter fitting, ball tire chuck, quick coupler and 0.64 cm (1/4 in) NPT male thread connector. The kit also includes a tire inflation gun with gauge and air brush kit.|
|HDXTM||VSP0000201.HDX, 747790||7.6-litre (2-gallon) Double-Stack Portable Electric Air Compressor||Includes a 2-in-1 nailer/stapler and accessory set|
Note that other model numbers have been recalled that were not sold into Canada. If you purchased Powermate® or HDX™ brand air compressors in the United States, please visit the CPSC's website to see the list of models affected in that country.
The internal terminals of the pressure switch can come in contact with the motor housing causing electrification of the air compressor, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Neither Health Canada nor MAT Industries, LLC has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these air compressors.
Approximately 7,000 air compressors were sold in Canada and approximately 100,000 in the United States by various retailers.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from June 2010 through October 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
MAT Industries LLC
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled air compressors immediately and contact MAT Industries for a free repair.
For more information, consumers can contact MAT Industries toll-free at 1-855-922-2300 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website for more information.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.