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2 CPSC Recalls

-----------NEWS from CPSC-----------
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
www.cpsc.gov

1. Visonic Amber Personal Emergency Response Kits Recalled Due to Failure to Signal Emergency Assistance   http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Visonic-Amber-Personal-Emergency-Response-Kits-Recalled/

2. Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Air-Compressors-Recalled-by-MAT-Industries/

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1. Recall Date: February 12, 2014

Recall Number: 14-104

Visonic Amber Personal Emergency Response Kits Recalled Due to Failure to Signal Emergency Assistance 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: Visonic Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits 

 

Hazard: Following a reboot or system reset, the Amber SelectX Base Stations can fail to operate and detect an emergency signal from the personal pendant.

 

Remedy: Replace

 

Consumer Contact: Visonic at (800) 223-0020 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.visonic.com and click on North America and click on Product News under the Solutions & Products tab for more information about the recall.

 

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Visonic-Amber-Personal-Emergency-Response-Kits-Recalled/

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 1,700 (previous recall of 24,000 units in September 2013)

 

Description: The recalled Visonic Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance. An Amber kit consists of one wireless pendant worn by the user, one Amber brand base station, generally connected to a phone line, a power supply and backup battery.  Base stations are white, rectangular and measure about 9-inches wide by 7-inches deep by 2-inches high with grey emergency, call and check buttons. Recalled models have catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 1612002383 through 501206949. The first four digits represent manufacture dates April 2012 through December 2012 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example serial number 2312 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2012 or roughly June 2012.  Each unit has an external label on the back of the base station, with the product name and serial number. Amber base stations previously recalled due to a different problem also had catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to this issue.

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their system installer or a Visonic alarm installation professional to replace the recalled base station with a new unit. 

 

Sold at: Visonic distributors and professional alarm installation firms nationwide from April 2012 through April 2013 for between $220 and $240 for the kits.

 

Importer: Visonic Ltd., of Westford, Mass.

 

Manufacturer: Visonic Ltd, of Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Manufactured in: Israel

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2. Recall Date: February 12, 2014

Recall Number: 14-105

Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: HDX™ and Powermate® two-gallon air compressors

 

Hazard: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

 

Remedy: Repair

 

Consumer Contact: MAT Industries toll-free at (855) 922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.powermate.com  and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201 and online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

 

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Air-Compressors-Recalled-by-MAT-Industries/

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 100,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

 

Description: This recall involves HDX™ and Powermate® brand two-gallon electric air compressors.  Each air compressor has a pair of one-gallon tanks that are stacked upon each other. The air compressors are 120-volts, have an operating pressure maximum of 100 PSI and air delivery of .4 SCFM at 90 psi. The HDX™ air compressors are gray with HDX printed in white on the top cylinder.  HDX™ model number/sku numbers include VSP0000201.HDX, VSP0000201.HDX1 and 947282, with numeric serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are printed on a sticker on the back of the top air compressor cylinder.  The Powermate® air compressors are red with Powermate printed in white on the top cylinder. HDX or Powermate compressors with a letter in the serial numbers are not included.

Powermate® model numbers include VSP0000201, VSP0000201.01, VSP0000201.KIT and VSP0000201.NS with numeric serial numbers. 

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported 

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressors and contact MAT Industries for a free repair.

 

Sold at: The Home Depot and online at homedepot.com (HDX air compressors only), Menards and other stores (Powermate air compressors) nationwide from June 2010 through October 2013 for between $80 and $120.

 

Importer: MAT Industries LLC, of Long Grove, Ill.

 

Manufactured in: China

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

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