Chinese Junk Watch – Intertex Recalls Blowers For Fires

Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Recalled Intertex B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire blowers

Recalled Intertex B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire blowers. Click to Enlarge.

This recall for fires 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.

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 cord set adapter with an integrated circuit breaker. Intertex, LLC at 800-465-7300 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email to recall@b-air.com or online at www.b-air.com for more information.

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

  • Name of product: B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire Blowers
  • Hazard: 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.
  • Units: About 189,000 (In addition, about 8,153 were sold in Canada)

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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