Products Liability Law Daily 70K ceiling fans recalled for injury hazard
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Friday, February 14, 2020

70K ceiling fans recalled for injury hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Fanim Industries is aware of 10 incidents of fan blades detaching and hitting consumers.

Fanim Industries, of Zionsville, Indiana, has recalled around 70,000 Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans because the fan’s blade holders can break, allowing the blade to be ejected from the fan, posing an injury hazard to consumers (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-072, February 13, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 210 reports of fan blades breaking or ejecting from the fan, including 10 reports of a fan blade hitting a consumer.

Product description. This recall involves Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana ceiling fans, model LP8294LBN, UPC code 840506599178. The model number can be found on the fan motor, as well as on the inside of the battery compartment cover of the included handheld remote control. The recalled fan has two dark walnut fan blades, brushed nickel blade arm holders, and a frosted white glass globe containing a light bulb.

These ceiling fans, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from May 2014 through January 2016 for about $150.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled ceiling fans immediately and contact the firm for a free set of replacement blade holders.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Fanim Industries toll-free at 888-434-3797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; via email at [email protected]; or online at www.FANIMATION.com and click on "Recalls."

Companies: Fanim Industries

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