Recall: Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light
On 2012-06-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $90.
About 70,000 units are involved in this Homewerks bathroom fan recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Fans category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 301-6578
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What is the problem?
The fan's heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves plastic Harbor Breeze bathroom fans with a center light and a heater. The fans are white and measure about 11 x 17 inches. Model number 7109-01-L, Lowe's item number 194492 and UPC code 820633985358 are printed on the fan's packaging. A date code beginning with either 0, 11, 12 or 13 is printed on the fan's housing, which indicates the fan was manufactured between August 2010 and March 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.
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 stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician.
For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855)301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.heaterfanrecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 11 reports of the fan overheating with smoking or flames within the fan housing, including three reports of minor property damage.
+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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