Recall: Hunter Contempo ceiling fans
On 2017-12-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hunter Contempo ceiling fans due to a potential impact injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2016 for about $130.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Hunter Fan Company ceiling fan recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fans category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The owner's manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Hunter Contempo ceiling fan models 59176 and 59174. The model number can be found on a label on top of the motor housing. The fan comes with five reversible blades and has a 54-inch blade span. Model 59176 comes with cherry and dark walnut blades. Model 59174 comes with light gray oak and gray walnut blades.
Information on where these items sold new+: Costco stores nationwide and online at Costco.com from January 2016 through August 2017 for about $130; refurbished fans were sold online during the same period on eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.
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 with a recalled Contempo model ceiling fan should check to ensure that the light globe was installed correctly by turning it clockwise until it stops and is resting firmly in place. Costco and Hunter Fan Company are contacting all known purchasers and providing new instructions for installing the light globe.
Hunter toll-free at 866-326-2003 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.hunterfan.com and click on "Recall" located at the bottom of the page for more information or visit www.hunterfan.com/recall.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Hunter has received 38 reports of the light globe falling due to the incorrect instructions in the U.S. and two in Canada. 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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