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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2002
|Northern Tool's Recall Hotline: (800) 222-5381 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
CPSC, Northern Tool & Equipment Announce Recall of Air Compressors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Northern Tool & Equipment, of Burnsville, Minn., is
voluntarily recalling about 3,400 electric air compressors. The capacitors on
these compressors can overheat, catch fire and ignite the plastic cover above
Northern Tool has received six reports of capacitors
overheating or igniting. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled air
compressors are Model 191000 and Model 192000. The model number on both units
can be found on the shipping carton and invoice. The Model 191000 is a 2.5 HP
air compressor with a red, six- gallon capacity tank. A blue "Northern
Industrial Tools" label is on the side of the tank. The compressor motor sits on
top the tank and is covered with a black plastic shell. The Model 192000 is a
2.5 HP unit with twin two-gallon tanks. The twin tanks are red and stacked
vertically on one side of the unit. A blue "Northern Industrial Tools" label is
on the side of the top tank. The motor is located at the base of the unit,
adjacent to the twin tanks, and is partially covered with a black plastic shell.
Northern Tool sold the recalled Model 191000 and 192000 air compressors
through direct mail and Northern Tool specialty stores nationwide from January
2002 to May 2002 for between $110 and $120.
Consumers should immediately
stop using the recalled Model 191000 and 192000 air compressors and should
contact Northern Tool for a refund. For more information, consumers can contact
Northern Tool at (800) 222-5381 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://www.northerntool.com/safetyrecall/191000_192000.htm
This recall includes only those Model 191000 and 192000 compressors sold
between January and May 2002.