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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2006
Firm's Hotline: (800) 445-0089
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Name of Product: Mini 2-Galllon Pancake Air Compressors
Units: About 11,300
Importer: Tap Enterprises, Inc., dba Cummins Industrial Tools, of Spring Hill, Kansas
Hazard: An undersized power cord can overheat and pose a fire hazard. In addition, improper assembly of the power cord strain relief component and improper routing of internal conductors can cause a shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 40 reports of compressors failing to work, including two incidents of smoke and fire. One incident resulted in $30,000 worth of property damage to a stand-alone garage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The mini-pancake air compressors were sold with yellow, blue, gray or silver-painted tanks. Item #2112 and "CUMMINS INDUSTRIAL TOOLS, AIR COMPRESSOR (OILESS), 110V.60Hz, 2 Gallon, Made in China" can be found on the motor housing.
Sold Through: Mobile merchant sales, Web sites, and newspaper advertisements nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the 2-gallon mini compressors immediately and contact Cummins for a refund of the purchase price including shipping.
Consumer Contact: For more information on how to return the air compressors, consumers should contact Cummins http://www.cumminstools.com/page.htm?PG=CompanyRecalls