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NEW INFO: Massive Pressure Washer Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with DeVilbiss, announced a voluntary recall of DeVilbiss Air Power Company pressure washers and air compressors.

Included in the recall: 620,000 pressure washers and 72,000 compressors previously recalled in December 2006.

DeVilbiss Air Power Company is located in Jackson, Tennessee.

The pressure washers and air compressors have pneumatic tires with plastic hubs that can burst, posing fracture and laceration hazards to consumers.

DeVilbiss has received more than 100 injury reports, including hand and finger fractures and lacerations and reports of minor property damage and damage to vehicles. The December 2006 recall announcement reported more than 26 reports of injuries.

The products were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide. Recalled pressure washers were sold from January 2004 through November 2005 for between $300 and $1,400. The recalled air compressors were sold between December 2004 and October 2006 for between $300 and $500.

They were made in the United States.

Consumers should stop using these products immediately and contact DeVilbiss to obtain the location of the nearest service center to receive a free replacement of the tires.

For additional information, contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 323-9867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

CLICK HERE to go to the Consumer Product Safety Commissioner website for additional information.


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