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Recall - The Powermate and HDX Air Compressors

Web posted on February 12, 2014

This recall involves two 7.6-litre (2-gallon), 120-volt air compressors, with an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of 0.4 standard cubic feet of air per minute at 90 PSI.

These air compressors are offered in one unique configuration whereby two 3.8-litre (1-gallon) tanks are stacked upon each other. The units are sold under the Powermate and HDXTM brand names.

The recalled brands and model numbers are shown below:
BrandModel/SKU numberProduct descriptionAccessories
PowermateVSP00002017.6-litre (2-gallon) Side Stack Air Compressor with AccessoriesIncludes a 3.2 cm (1-1/4 in) 2-in-1 brad nailer/stapler with 500 nails, 500 staples, bottle of airtool oil, 7.6 m (25 ft) recoil air hose, inflation needle, 2 raft/mattress inflation nozzles and adapter fitting, ball tire chuck, quick coupler and 0.64 cm (1/4 in) NPT male thread connector. The kit also includes a tire inflation gun with gauge and air brush kit.
HDXTMVSP0000201.HDX, 7477907.6-litre (2-gallon) Double-Stack Portable Electric Air CompressorIncludes a 2-in-1 nailer/stapler and accessory set

Note that other model numbers have been recalled that were not sold into Canada. If you purchased Powermate or HDX brand air compressors in the United States, please visit the CPSC's website to see the list of models affected in that country.

The internal terminals of the pressure switch can come in contact with the motor housing causing electrification of the air compressor, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor MAT Industries, LLC has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these air compressors.

The affected products were manufactured in China and distributed through MAT Industries LLC, Long Grove, Illinois. The recalled products were sold from June 2010 through October 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Approximately 7,000 air compressors were sold in Canada and approximately 100,000 in the United States by various retailers.

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

For more information, consumers can contact MAT Industries toll-free at 1-855-922-2300 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the Powermate recall website for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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