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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  • by Dave on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:56 PM
    Talk about getting HOSED.
  • by Melva Location: Columbia,NC on Oct 7, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    Thanks for the detailed info. One of our tires blew off a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully no one was injured! When we contacted the company they informed us of the recall and are sending us some safe new tires! Thanks again!
  • by Steven Location: Grifton, N.C. on Oct 7, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    Devilbiss contacted me over a year ago concerning the hub issue. They sent me a set of tires with steel hubs and I returned the ones with plastic hubs in their postage paid box. Thank you Devilbiss.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    the rim blew up 2 years ago,Lucky no one was hurt. I called the 800# and they sent me 2 brand new rims and tires. No one said at the time there was a recall.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    Mark, thank you for the link with the complete information on the recall.
  • by Mark Location: Grimesland on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:25 AM
    Here's some news that would better inform the customer. http://www.blackanddecker.com/CustomerCenter/recalls/RecallPressureWasher.aspx If your pressure washer has steel tire hubs, it's not affected. If they are plastic, stop using immediately and call 1-866-323-9867.
  • by jeff Location: Wintervill on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:21 AM
    Is your goal to try to get as many incomplete stories in as possible? How about informing the public better, WITN? What brands were affected? What does the customer have to do to get a refund/replacement?
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