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Ionic Breeze 1719

I just bought my ionic breeze 1719 in July at a Store Closing. I cleaned it one time and it hasn't worked since. The blue lights keep blinking. This product is a piece of junk. Any solutions on how I can get it to work again?

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    Same problem on 2 of them with the blinking blue light.

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I have had two Ionic Breezes that just suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason, so I am obviously not a happy consumer. HOWEVER, I woudl dispute the idea that they are ineffective. They may not scrub the air as well as other units, but they have zero filter replacement costs, and close to zero power consumption costs, AND they do actually remove a lot of junk from the air. I can't say anything however about the relative percentages of what they remove, but it still seems that the air must be a lot better off without a lot of the very fine particulate that they do capture.

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Sharper Image recalled the product line after losing a court case with Consumer Reports. They couldn't prove that they worked, lost the case, had to pay all the legal bills, and filed for Chapter 11.

Consumer Products Safety Commission is going to issue a report at the end of the year on all ionizers. Their decision could prevent the sale of them in the U.S. Even data on the EPA website shows that not only do they not work but they could be harmful to peoples health to use.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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