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Forum topic by RHH posted 10-16-2007 10:38 PM 1174 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2007 10:38 PM

October 16, 2007
Release #08-029

CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kansas Firm Fined $100,000 for Failing to Report Fire Hazard With Air

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
announced today that TAP Enterprises Inc., of Springhill, Kan., has
agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty for failing to report to the
government in a timely manner about defective air compressors.

In October 2004, TAP first learned of an incident involving a fire
caused by the Mini 2-Gallon Pancake air compressor, which resulted in
$30,000 in property damage.

By September 2005, TAP Enterprises had received another report of smoke
coming out of the air compressor and a number of warranty claims. TAP,
doing business as Cummins Industrial Tools, did not report any of these
incidents to CPSC in a timely and thorough manner.

Federal law requires firms to report to CPSC immediately (within 24
hours) after obtaining information reasonably supporting the conclusion
that a product contains a defect which could create a substantial risk
of injury to the public, presents an unreasonable risk of serious injury
or death, or violates a federal safety standard.

In April 2006, CPSC and Tap Enterprises announced the recall of 11,300
Mini 2-Gallon Pancake Compressors and recommended that consumers stop
using the product immediately. Consumers can still contact Cummins at
(800) 445-0089 for a refund of the purchase price including shipping, or
consumers can log on to

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:

-- RHH - Temple, Texas, USA

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 03:13 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully no one has this brand compressor.

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