Intertex Recalls Blower Fans Due to Fire Hazard
Name of product: B-Air VP-33 Blower Fans
Hazard: The capacitor in the recalled VP-33 blower fans can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: August 18, 2021
Units: About 29,500 (In addition, about 5,000 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact: Intertex at 800-465-7300 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, email at VP33recall@b-air.com or online at www.b-air.com/VP33recall or www.b-air.com and click on the VP-33 recall banner for more information.
Description: This recall involves the model VP-33 blower fans sold under the B-Air Brand and intended primarily for commercial use for remediation. The recalled blowers were manufactured before January 1, 2018. The recalled air mover, 1/3 horsepower fans were sold in blue, red or green in a neon yellow-colored box. The B-Air logo is on the vent and on the product label.
Remedy: Purchasers should immediately stop using the recalled blower fans and contact the firm for a free repair kit including an S-3 capacitor and installation instructions.
Incidents/Injuries: Intertex has received five reports of the capacitor overheating in the blower fans and causing fire-related property damage totaling about $75,000. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Home Depot and Menard's nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Home Depot.com from February 2013 through December 2017 for about $200.
Manufacturer: Intertex LLC, of West Chester, Pa.
Manufactured In: China