Recall: Fanimation Brewmaster Ceiling Fans
On 2015-02-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fanimation Brewmaster Ceiling Fans due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2002 for about $800 to $2500.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Fanimation ceiling fan recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Fans category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 250-6458
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Fanimation for a retention collar for the Brewmaster fan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of the ceiling fan hub falling. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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