MAT Industries recalls air compressors
MAT Industries is recalling its HDX and Powermate two-gallon air compressors due to reports of a shock hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the terminals of the pressure switch have demonstrated a tendency to come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors. No reports of injuries or incidents have been received.
The recall affects about 100,000 units in the U.S. and 7,000 in Canada.
The air compressors have a pair of one-gallon tanks stacked upon each other that are 120 volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. They were sold at Home Depot, Menards and other stores between June 2010 and October 2013 for between $80 and $120.
The CPSC is urging consumers to discontinue use immediately and to contact MAT Industries for a free repair.