Costco Hunter Ceiling Fan Recall Issued Over Risk Light Globe May Fall
More than 170,000 Hunter ceiling fans, sold at Costco, are being recalled because improper installation instructions may lead to impact injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Hunter Fan recall December 14, following 38 reports of the light globe falling out. No injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled ceiling fans.
The CPSC warns that the owner’s manual includes instructions to install the light globe incorrectly. This may lead to the light globe falling and causing impact injuries to users. The recall indicates that consumers should check to make sure the light globe was installed correctly. This can be done by turning the light globe clockwise until it stops and is resting firmly in place.
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The recall affects Hunter Contempo ceiling fan models 59174 and 59176. The model number is located on a label on top of the motor housing. The fan comes with five reversible blades and has a 54-inch blade span and is sold in cherry, dark walnut, light gray oak, and gray walnut color styles.
About 168,000 fans were sold in the U.S., and 1,900 were sold in Canada.
The fans were manufactured in China for Hunter Fan Company, of Memphis, Tennessee. They were sold at Costco stores nationwide as well as online at costco.com from January 2016 through August 2017 for approximately $130. Refurbished fans were also sold online during the same time period on eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.
Costco and the Hunter Fan company are contacting known purchasers of the fan and providing new instruction manuals for installing the light globe.
For more information contact Hunter Fan Company at 866-326-2003 or visit their website at www.hunterfan.com/recall.
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