Harbor Breeze ceiling fan recalled; blades can detach
A ceiling fan should cool people in the room and not attack them. Because of this, Fanim Industries has recalled 70,000 48-inch ceiling fans from Harbor Breeze Santa Ana.
The exact problem, as stated in the recall notice from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission: “The fan blade holders can break and the blade can be ejected from the fan, creating a risk of injury to consumers.”
And that is not an idle concern. The statement said Fanim had heard of 210 fan blades “breaking or ejecting from the fan,” including 10 reports of a fan blade hitting consumers.
This applies to the LP8294LBN model, which will be sold from May 2014 to January 2016 in Lowe hardware stores in brick-and-mortar and online stores. The fan has two fan blades made of dark walnut wood, arm holders made of brushed nickel and a matt white glass globe with a light bulb. “
Fanim, a Zionsville, Indiana company, offers a free set of replacement blade holders. Consumers should call Fanim at 888-434-3797, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, email [email protected], or visit the website.
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