B-Air and BlueDri Blower Fans recalled due to risk of fire hazard

Starting date:
August 12, 2020
Posting date:
August 12, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73643

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Intertex LLC B-Air and BlueDri Blower Fans.
  • Issue: The utility (convenience) outlets on the side of the blowers are not protected by a circuit breaker. If the outlet becomes overloaded or short-circuited, it could overheat, posing a fire hazard. 
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the convenience outlets on the side of the blowers and contact Intertex for a cordset adaptor with an integrated circuit breaker. 

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Intertex LLC.

Affected products

Intertex LLC B-Air and BlueDri Blower Fans

Product description

This recall involves several models of centrifugal and axial blowers sold under the B-Air, and BlueDri brands. Each blower has convenience outlets on the side of the unit to allow the blowers to be "daisy chained" (several blowers plugged together in series) or to allow other devices to be plugged in. These blowers were sold in a variety of models and colors. Model numbers can be found on the rear of the products.

Recalled products:
Brand Model / Color Description UPC
B-Air PB-25 Red AXIAL AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002720
B-Air PB-25 Blue AXIAL AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002706
B-Air PB-25 Green AXIAL AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002713
B-Air FX-1 Red COMPACT AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002768
B-Air FX-1 Blue COMPACT AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002775
B-Air FX-1 Green COMPACT AIR MOVER 1/4 HP 875333002751
B-Air VP-33 Red AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333001013
B-Air VP-33 Blue AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333001020
B-Air VP-33 Green AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333001006
B-Air GP-33 AIR MOVER 1/3 HP n/a
Blue Dri BD-ONE-29-RD AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333000016
Blue Dri BD-ONE-29-BL AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333000009
Blue Dri BD-ONE-29-GN AIR MOVER 1/3 HP 875333000023

 

Hazard identified

The utility (convenience) outlets on the side of the blowers are not protected by a circuit breaker. If the outlet becomes overloaded or short-circuited, it could overheat, posing a fire hazard.

As of August 4, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

The company reported that 8,153 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 189,000 were sold in the United States. 

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2008 to July 2020. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Intertex LLC
Azusa
California
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Ningbo CRM Import and Export
Ningbo
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the utility (convenience) outlet on the recalled product and contact Intertex for a cordset adaptor with an integrated circuit breaker.

For more information, consumers can contact B-Air (Intertex) toll free at 1-800-465-7300 from 8:00-4:30 pm EST from Monday to Friday, by email, or on the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.