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2021.11.19 Recall: Powerstar Electricals - BTF Series Explosion Proof Axial Flow Fan

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Powerstar Electricals BTF Series Explosion Proof Axial Flow Fan

Powerstar Electricals

Alert number

Product type
Pneumatic Fan intended for use in explosive atmospheres

Product identifiers
Powerstar Electricals BTF Series Explosion Proof axial flow fan

Product description
Pneumatic portable axial flow fan with AC electric motor. Was sold as suitable for use in high-hazard environments. Available in 10", 12", 14", 16", 18" and 20" diameters.

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Risk level

Risk type
The product may not be safe for use in potentially explosive or flammable atmospheres as there is no evidence it has been subject to the appropriate conformity assessment.

Risk description
This product has been assessed as presenting a serious risk of harm as it has the potential to act as an ignition source in a flammable atmosphere, which could lead to fire and explosion. The product has not been subject to an appropriate conformity assessment and does not bear any of the required markings. The products do not meet the requirements of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 (ATEX).

Corrective measures
The products have been withdrawn from sale and recalled from all known customers. We recommend customers stop using these products in environments where a flammable or explosive atmosphere could form. Customers should contact their distributor to request redress.

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