WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Strike ForceTM Portable Air Compressors
Units: About 64,000
Supplier: All-Power America, of City of Industry, Calif.
Importer: Advance Stores Co., d.b.a. Advance Auto Parts, of Roanoke, Va.
Hazard: The compressor's motor can overheat and ignite the protective cover, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, which poses an electrical shock hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the 4.6 gallon, 3.5 HP Strike ForceTM brand portable air compressor and includes the following model and serial numbers:
The compressor has twin air tanks that are black-colored. The model and serial numbers are located on the compressor's housing.
Sold at: Advance Auto Parts stores nationwide and online at www.partsamerica.com from October 2006 through December 2007 for about $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and return it to any Advance Auto Parts store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact All-Power America toll-free at (888) 896-6881 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit either www.allpoweramerica.com or www.advanceautoparts.com