CPSC and Tap Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall of 11,300 Air Compressors Due to Fire and Electrocution Hazards

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 “CUMMINS INDUSTRIAL TOOLS, AIR COMPRESSOR (OILESS), 110V.60Hz, 2 Gallon, Made in China” 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.

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