Potential Risks of Hand-held Electric Fan

Potential safety risks associated with hand-held fans that you, whether as a smart consumer, a seller or manufacturer of hand-held fans, need to know about:

17 August 2015

The hand-held electric fan has become a “must have” for those hot summer days, and many products with different quality levels have flooded the market. The following are some potential safety risks associated with hand-held fans that you, whether as a smart consumer, a seller or manufacturer of hand-held fans, need to know about:

Fans with large gaps in the cover grill may damage children’s fingers when they try to pick up or hold the fan

Hand-held fans with water spray have a built-in reservoir, which may cause an electric shock or short-circuit risk if the water leaks into the motor or battery hub

A Necklace Fan blows straight up your neck, posing a potential danger for ladies whose long hair may get caught in the fan blades

Quick-release hand-held fans have no cover on the fan blades. If users are not be aware when the component gets damaged, they may get hurt if the blades accidentally detach and fly off during operation

Products with poor design may pose a short-circuit risk, and may even cause an explosion if you try to modify the fan to boost the wind power

Hong Kong has no mandatory requirements for battery-operated products, but manufacturers and importers have to ensure the safety of such products. Specific international testing standards are in place covering hand-held fans, batteries and battery chargers. Consumers can check before purchase whether the products have obtained the relevant test certificates. If you are interested to learn more about the related tests of electric fans, please send us a request.