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VP-33 Blower Fan Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada, B-Air is conducting a voluntary recall of select units of the B-Air VP-33 blower fan. The recalled models were manufactured before January 1, 2018. VP-33 units manufactured after January 1, 2018, are not impacted by this recall.

Issue

B-Air recently discovered that the capacitor in select VP-33 blower fans made before January 2018 can overheat and create a fire hazard. The company has received 5 complaints of fire-related property damage associated with this condition. No injuries have been reported.

DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE REPAIR KIT AND COMPLETED THE REPAIRS.

Solution

B-Air will provide purchasers of these products with a repair kit including a free replacement S-3 capacitor and instructions for easy installation.

IS YOUR VP-33 IMPACTED?

The VP-33 blower fans impacted by this recall have an ETL number on the label beginning with “317” and were manufactured before January 1, 2018. The date code has four digits, as shown in the image below.

If you have a VP-33 blower fan manufactured before January 2018, please follow the registration prompts on this webpage. If you need further assistance, please contact B-Air’s toll-free number, at 800-465-7300. Our hours of operation are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, and Fridays from 8am to 3pm EST. You may also email us at VP33recall@bair.com.

Your safety is our top priority, and we apologize for this inconvenience.

FAQ's

The recall fix is rather easy to complete. Here is a video that can help guide you through the capacitor replacement process.