RECALL #13: Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard

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Recall Date: February 12, 2014
Recall Number: 14-105
Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: HDX™ and Powermate® two-gallon air compressors

Hazard: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: MAT Industries toll-free at (855) 922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 100,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves HDX™ and Powermate® brand two-gallon electric air compressors. Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked upon each other. The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. The HDX™ air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX™ model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder. The Powermate® air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included.
Powermate® model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair.

Sold at: The Home Depot and online at (HDX air compressors only), Menards and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120.

Importer: MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

Manufactured in: China

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 10:32 PM

Thanx for the tip, LWLL. I don’t have one partly or mostly because reasons #1. it is made in China, #2. I don’t buy anything from HOMO Depot – that supports same-sex marriages, homos and lesbians. As a Christian, I am opposed to doing any business with any company that uses the profits from my purchases to enhance perversion (Romans 1:24 – 32)

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