Aug. 31, 2012—DeVilbiss Air Power recalled Craftsman, Ex-Cell, Porter-Cable and Pro Air II air compressors, because the product’s motor might overheat, which poses a fire hazard.
The recalled models have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal-and-vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. A list of affected manufacture dates and model numbers can be found here.
The recalled products were sold at Sears stores nationwide and by construction and industrial distributors from July 2003 through December 2008. DeVilbiss received 10 reports of motors overheating. No injuries were reported. Consumers should unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free repair kit.
For more information, consumers who own Ex-Cell, Porter-Cable or Pro Air II compressors should call DeVilbiss at 866/885-1877 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET or go to devap.com or porter-cable.com. Consumers who own Craftsman air compressors should call Sears at 888/710-9282 Monday–Saturday 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT or go to sears.com.