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Intertex recalls blowers due to fire hazard

Intertex is recalling about 189,000 B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire blowers due to a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the utility 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.

This 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.  These blowers were sold in a variety of models and colors.  Model numbers can be found on the rear of the products.

MODEL

BRAND

DESCRIPTION

MSRP

VP-33

B-Air®

AIR MOVER 1/3 HP

$209.00

PB-25

B-Air®

AXIAL AIR MOVER 1/4 HP

$299.00

FX-1

B-Air®

COMPACT AIR MOVER 1/4 HP

$119.00

GP-33

B-Air®

AIR MOVER 1/3 HP

$259.99

BD-ONE-29

BlueDri

AIR MOVER 1/3 HP

$158.00

BDPRO-33

BlueDri Pro

AIR MOVER 1/3 HP

$179.00

BD AXIAL-25

BlueDri Pro

AXIAL AIR MOVER 1/4 HP

$249.00

Jetster

Soleaire

AIR MOVER 1/3 HP

$159.00

Consumers should immediately 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.

No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The blowers were sold at Home Depot and Lowes stores nationwide and online at aerindustries.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, homedepot.com, and lowes.com from January 2008 through July 2020 for between $120 and $300.

Consumers can contact Intertex, LLC at 1-800-465-7300 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email to recall@b-air.com or online at b-air.com for more information.

Jay Edwards

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