By Susan Lasser, J.D.
The company will provide consumers with a free cordset adapter with an integrated circuit breaker for the affected units.
Intertex, LLC, of Azusa, California, is recalling about 189,000 B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire Blowers because the utility outlets on the side of the blowers are not protected by a circuit breaker, and if the outlet becomes overloaded or short-circuited, it could overheat, posing a fire hazard. An additional 8,153 blowers that were sold in Canada are included in the recall as well (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-162, August 12, 2020).
Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Product description. The recall involves several models of centrifugal and axial blowers sold under the B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire 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 other devices to be plugged in. The recalled blowers were sold in a variety of models and colors. The model numbers can be found on the rear of the products. The following models and brands are included in the recall:
- Model: VP-33—Brand: B-Air®; Air Mover 1/3 HP; Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $209.00.
- Model: PB-25—Brand: B-Air®; Axian Air Mover 1/4 HP; MSRP: $299.00.
- Model: FX-1—Brand: B-Air®; Compact Air Mover 1/4 HP; MSRP: $119.00.
- Model: GP-33—Brand: B-Air®; Air Mover 1/3 HP; MSRP: $259.99.
- Model: BD-ONE-29—Brand: BlueDri; Air Mover 1/3 HP; MSRP: $158.00.
- Model: BDPRO-33—Brand: BlueDri Pro; Air Mover 1/3 HP; MSRP: $179.00.
- Model: BD AXIAL-25—Brand: BlueDri Pro; Axial Air Mover 1/4 HP; MSRP: $249.00.
- Model: Jetster—Brand: Soleaire; Air Mover 1/3 HP; MSRP: $159.00.
The blowers were manufactured in China and were sold at Home Depot and Lowes stores nationwide and online at www.aerindustries.com, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.homedepot.com, and www.lowes.com, from January 2008 through July 2020, for between $120 and $300.
Remedy. Consumers immediately should stop using the convenience outlets on the side of the recalled blowers and contact Intertex for a free repair. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free cordset adapter with an integrated circuit breaker.
Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Intertex, LLC at 800-465-7300 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; by email to [email protected]; or online at www.b-air.com.
Companies: Intertex, LLC
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