April 11, 2006

Tap Enterprises Inc. Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire and Electrocution Hazards

Name of Product: Mini 2-Galllon Pancake Air Compressors

Units: About 11,300

Importer: Tap Enterprises, Inc., dba Cummins Industrial Tools, of Spring Hill, Kansas

Hazard: 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.

Description: 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.

Sold Through: Mobile merchant sales, Web sites, and newspaper advertisements nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006 for about $50.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the 2-gallon mini compressors immediately and contact Cummins for a refund of the purchase price including shipping.

Consumer Contact: For more information on how to return the air compressors, consumers should contact Cummins http://www.cumminstools.com/page.htm?PG=CompanyRecalls