The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reannounced
a previous recall
of about 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 compressors from December 2006 following additional reports of lacerations, finger fractures and property and vehicle damage due to pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst.
Who got hurt?
DeVilbiss has received more than 100 injury reports, including hand and finger fractures and lacerations and reports of minor property damage and damage to vehicles. The previous recall announcement came after 26 injuries were reported.
Where did they come from?
The recalled pressure washers and compressors were sold at home and hardware stores across the country. The washers were sold between January 2004 and November 2005 for $300 to $1,400, and the air compressors were sold between December 2004 and October 2006 for $300 and $500.
Do I own this?
“Only pressure washers and compressors with pneumatic tires with plastic tire hubs are affected,” the CPSC says. Brand, model number and date of manufacture can be found
on a name plate behind the engine base of the pressure washer. The air compressors have the brand, model number and date of manufacture on the front of the motor housing, according to the CPSC.
What to do:
Consumers should stop using these products immediately and contact DeVilbiss to obtain the location of the nearest service center to receive a free replacement of the tires.
Who to Contact:
For additional information, contact DeVilbiss at (866) 323-9867 online at www.devap.com.
Photo Credit: CPSC