Roughly 70,000 ceiling fans sold exclusively through Lowes home improvement stores have been recalled, following hundreds of reports involving problems where the fan blades may unexpectedly break or fall from the fan, resulting in several injuries.
The Lowes Harbor Breeze ceiling fan recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 13, after the agency became aware of at least 210 reports of the fan blades detaching from the fan, with at least 10 reports of a fan blade hitting consumers.
According to the recall notice, the fan blade holders may fail to properly secure the blades. In this event, consumer and those nearby could be at an increased risk of trauma and laceration injuries if struck by a detaching fan blade.
The recall impacts Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling Fans, with model number LP8294LBN and UPC code 840506599178. The fans have two dark walnut fan blades, brushed nickel blade arm holders and a frosted white glass globe containing a light bulb. Customers can locate the model number and UPC code on the fan motor, as well as on the inside of the battery compartment of the handheld remote.
The fans were manufactured in China by Fanim Industries, of Zionsville, Indiana. They were imported by LG Sourcing, Inc. of Mooresville, North Carolina, and distributed for sale at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from May 2014 through January 2016 for about $150.
Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled ceiling fans immediately and to contact Fanim Industries at 888-434-3797 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the recall number 20-072 to receive a free set of replacement blade holders.