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Intertex recalls blower fans

The capacitor in the fan can overheat, posing a fire hazard

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Intertex of West Chester, Pa., is recalling about 34,500 B-Air VP-33 blower fans sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The capacitor in the fan can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received five reports of the capacitor overheating and causing fire-related property damage totaling about $75,000. No injuries have been reported.

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, with 1/3 horsepower and were come in blue, red or green in a neon yellow-colored box.

The B-Air logo is on the vent and on the product label.

The blowers, manufactured in China, were 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.

What to do

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.

Consumers may 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, by email at VP33recall@b-air.com, or online at https://b-air.com/ and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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