Popular ceiling fan brand Harbor Breeze, sold exclusively at Lowe’s home improvement stores, is facing a major recall after hundreds of customers reported that the blades may break off while in use. More than 70,000 of the “Santa Ana” style ceilings fans are included in this recall.
Customers filed 210 complaints with the company describing how the blades broke off or ejected from the metal brackets. Ten of those reports stated that the broken blades actually hit someone.
Although ceiling fans don’t spin exceptionally fast the danger posed by a flying, two-foot-long piece of wood is still considerable.
According to the official statement from manufacturer Fanim Industries, “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fan and contact the firm for a free set of replacement blade holders.”
Customers who purchased a Harbor Breeze “Santa Ana” ceiling fan from Lowe’s between May 2014 and January 2016 should check the model and UPC code below. You can find the model number on the fan’s motor or inside the battery compartment cover on the included remote control.
The “Santa Ana” ceiling fan has two large walnut blades with nickel brackets. A center light features a domed cover made of frosted glass. The fan measures 48 inches across.
If you aren’t sure whether your ceiling fan is part of this recall or you have questions about what to do next you can contact Fanim Industries at 888-434-3797, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on weekdays, and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit the company at www.FANIMATION.com and click on “Recalls” for more information and to submit your request for replacement blade arm holders online.