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Coolmate mist fans

The Electrical Safety Office has issued a prohibition notice to prevent sale or use of certain 'mist' fans, effective 9 June 2020.

Identification

Mist fan

The known possible brand and model numbers are listed below:
Brand name: Coolmate Group Limited
Model numbers: DB-26CF01; DB-26CF02; DB-26CF03; DB-26CF05; DB-26CF06; DB-26CF08; DB-18; DB-20; DB-26; DB-30

There are some variations and other brands with similar products available in the market. Please check for any that look like the image on the right.

Safety issue:

Risk of electric shock

Commonly used in cafes and restaurants, these fans can be fixed to walls or self-supporting and have a water container at the base. Water is pumped up to the fan, creating a misting effect.

There is a cord from the supporting body of the fan to the fan motor that can be unscrewed as shown in the photograph below. The three pins in the photo can be live at 240VAC, and if touched may give you an electric shock.

electric shock risk for 3 pins in mist fan

Action required:

If you have a fan like this, turn off at the wall and check this connection.

If you can see these pins, tag it out and get it replaced or repaired by a licensed electrical contractor.