Recall Alert : Ceiling Fans

On February 24, 2015, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fanimation Inc., of Zionsville, Indiana, announced the recall of their Brewmaster Ceiling Fans Due to Risk of Injury.   The ceiling fan hub holding the blades can separate from the shaft when operating in reverse. If this happens, the fan blades and hub can fall and pose a risk of injury to bystanders.   The firm has received two reports of the ceiling fan hub falling.  No injuries have been reported.  About 9,300 units were sold at electrical distributors, fan specialty stores and lighting showrooms nationwide and online from June 2002 to December 2014 for between $800 and $2,500 per system.

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The recall includes Brewmaster belt-driven fans powered by a remote motor. The fans have two blades of various styles and colors, and were sold in a short neck assembly, extending 15 inches from the ceiling and a long assembly extending 26 inches from the ceiling. The fans were sold in antique brass, pewter and black hardware. A face plate on the lower part of the head assembly reads in part, “THE BREWMASTER by FANIMATION.” Fans with the following model numbers on their packaging are included in the recall: FP10AB, FP10AC, FP10BL, FP10PW, FP20AB, FP20AC, FP20BL and FP20PW.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Fanimation for a retention collar for the Brewmaster fan.  For more information please contact Fanimation Recall Hotline toll-free at (888) 250-6458 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.fanimation.com and click on “Contact Us” for more information. Consumers also can email the firm at recall@fanimation.com.

As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.

The Quinn Law Group, LLC, is a preeminent personal injury law firm with offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous product or through the fault of another, please contact Sean E. Quinn for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are Your Voice.  Your Advocate