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Recall of the Week: MAT Industries air compressors due to shock hazard

MAT Industries LLC is recalling about 100,000 HDX and Powermate two-gallon air compressors in the United States and 7,000 in Canada.

AirCompressorLARGEThe terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves HDX and Powermate brand two-gallon electric air compressors.  Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked on each other.

The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI, and offer air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi.

The HDX air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX model number/sku numbers are VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1, and 947282, with serial numbers made up of numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder. 

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 aren’t included. Powermate model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT, and VSP0000201.NS.

The air compressors were sold at Home Depot and online at homedepot.com (HDX air compressors only), Menards, and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013. The cost was $80 and $120. 

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

For more information, call MAT Industries at 855-922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit www.powermate.com and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201, or go to www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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