The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Tap Enterprises, Inc., dba Cummins Industrial Tools, of Spring Hill, Kansas, have announced the voluntary recall of some 11,300 Mini 2-Galllon Pancake Air Compressors manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.An undersized power cord can overheat and pose a fire hazard. In addition, improper assembly of the power cord strain relief component and improper routing of internal conductors can cause a shock hazard to consumers.
The firm has received 40 reports of compressors failing to work, including two incidents of smoke and fire. One incident resulted in $30,000 worth of property damage to a stand-alone garage. No injuries have been reported.
The mini-pancake air compressors were sold with yellow, blue, gray or silver-painted tanks. Item #2112 and Ã¢â‚¬Å“CUMMINS INDUSTRIAL TOOLS, AIR COMPRESSOR (OILESS), 110V.60Hz, 2 Gallon, Made in ChinaÃ¢â‚¬Â can be found on the motor housing.
The recalled compressors were sold through Mobile merchant sales, Web sites, and newspaper advertisements nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using the 2-gallon mini compressors immediately and contact Cummins for a refund of the purchase price including shipping.
For more information on how to return the air compressors, consumers should contact Cummins www.cumminstools.com.