A line of air compressors that can electrify and shock consumers are among this week’s recalled consumer products.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: HDX and Powermate two-gallon air compressors. They include HDX model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder. The Powermate model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers. The Powermate air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included. They were sold from June 2010 through October 2013.
WHY: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 100,000 in the U.S. and 7,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Industries at 855-922-2300 or visit www.powermate.com and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Visonic Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits. The kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance. Recalled models have catalogue number 0-100729 and serial numbers 1612002383 through 501206949. The first four digits represent manufacture dates April 2012 through December 2012 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example, serial number 2312 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2012 or roughly June 2012. Each unit has an external label on the back of the base station, with the product name and serial number. Amber base stations previously recalled due to a different problem also had catalogue number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617. They were sold from April 2012 through April 2013.
WHY: Following a reboot or system reset, the Amber SelectX Base Stations can fail to operate and detect an emergency signal from the personal pendant.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,700 (previous recall of 24,000 units in September 2013)
FOR MORE: Call Visonic at 800-223-0020 or visit www.visonic.com and click on North America and click on Product News under the Solutions & Products tab for more information about the recall.