HDX and PowerMate Air Compressor Recall Issued Due to Shock Hazard

Roughly 107,000 HDX and PowerMate electric air compressors sold primarily at Home Depot and Menard’s stores have been recalled, after the manufacturer recognized the potential for the terminals of the pressure switch to contact the motor housing, which may pose a serious shock hazard for consumers.  

The air compressor recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 12, impacting products sold under the brand names HDX and PowerMate. The compressors feature a potentially dangerous design defect, which may cause consumers to suffer a shock injury if the terminals of the pressure switch come into contact with the motor housing.

The recall includes two gallon HDX air compressors with model numbers VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and SKU number 947282. These air compressors are gray and have HDX printed on a white label located on the top cylinder. Also included in the recall are two gallon Powermate air compressors with model numbers VSP0000201.01, VSP000020.KIT and VSP0000201.NS. These products are red with “Powermate” printed in white on the top cylinder.

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Both brands of recalled air compressors are 120-volt powered, with a maximum operating pressure of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 PSI. The compressors are both designed to have two, one gallon air tanks stacked upon one another.

The affected air compressors were manufactured in China under MAT Industries LLC of Long Grove, Illinois where they were sold at Home Depot, Menards, and other hardware stores nationwide, as well as online at Homedepot.com from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the affected air compressors immediately and contact MAT Industries at 855-992-2300 or visit them online at either www.powermate.com or www.homedepot.com for free repairs.

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  • AndreaJune 7, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    I have this compressor and didn't know it was recalled. I was looking for a part for it when I found out it was recalled. Who should I contact, Home Depot?

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