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Ceiling Fans Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

Ceiling Fans Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the Westinghouse Lighting Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa., announced a voluntary recall of several models of Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Hazard: The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported to date.

About 7,000 Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30, and 42-inch diameter blades are included in this recall. “Westinghouse” is printed on the fan’s ceiling canopy. The item number is printed on the fan’s motor housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ceiling fans were manufactured in China and sold in home improvement stores, hardware stores, home centers, and electrical product suppliers nationwide and online at amazon.com, from January 2011 through January 2012, priced between $135 and $150.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Westinghouse Lighting for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at  www.westinghouselighting.com.

The CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. You can report your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 417-6222
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission/PR Newswire

Other Recent Recalls:
7 Hazardous Children’s Products Sold After Recall
Solar Tiles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Read more: Conscious Consumer, Health & Safety, Home, Product Recalls

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Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis and Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. She is a freelance writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

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1:13PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Thank you for info!

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1:10PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

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1:08PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

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1:08PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Thank you for info!

12:52PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

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8:10PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thank you.

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