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King Canada recalls Performance Plus Air Compressor

Starting date:
June 11, 2014
Posting date:
June 11, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Performance Plus, 4-gallon air compressor model number 8488N

Product description

This recall involves the Performance Plus, 4-gallon air compressor identified by model number 8488N.  The product is a 2.5HP, 9 Amp, 110 Volt, 1720 RPM 4-gallon air compressor with two 2-gallon (7.6-litre) red tanks stacked one on top of the other, with a maximum operating pressure of 120 PSI and air delivery of 4.1 standard cubic feet of air per minute at 90 PSI.

The brand name “Performance Plus” can be found on the top tank. The model number, 8488N, is located on the unit name plate on the rear of the compressor on the frame.

Please note that a previous model 8488 was CSA approved and certified through another factory and is not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

This air compressor model is unauthorized to bear the CSA mark for sale in Canada and may pose a fire hazard.

Health Canada has received one report of an incident involving the air compressor where burn damage to the shroud cover was observed.  No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 5,000 units of the recalled product were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2010 through May 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


King Canada Tools Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using this Performance Plus air compressor model and contact the original dealer for a replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact King Canada Service by telephone at 1-877-636-4214 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.