Blades in These Ceiling Fans Could Break Off Injuring Consumers
About 70,000 ceiling fans are being recalled because the blade holders can break, which can cause the blades to fly off the fan. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans were sold nationwide at Lowe’s stores and online from May 2014 through January 2016 for about $150. CPSC said there have been 210 reports of the fan blade breaking and 10 reports of fan blades hitting consumers. Anyone who has these fans should immediately stop using it and contact the firm for a free set of replacement blade holders.
Details of the Recall
This recall involves the Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling Fan, model LP8294LBN UPC Code 840506599178. The model number can be on the fan motor as well as on the inside of the battery compartment cover of the included handheld remote control. The CPSC has said the recalled fan has two dark walnut fan blades, brushed nickel blade arm holders and a frosted white glass globe containing a light bulb. To report an incident involving this particular fan, contact Fanim Industries at 888-434-3797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product Defects and Liability Issues
These are the types of defective products that have the potential to cause significant injuries. When the blades of a fan drop on whoever is below, there is the potential for head injuries, lacerations and other types of harm that could be potentially serious. If you have these products at home, be sure to stop using them right away and do not use them until they’ve been fixed or repaired.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to make and sell items that are safe for consumers. When products are determined to be unsafe or dangerous, manufacturers have a responsibility to issue a timely recall and repair the recalled items at no cost to consumers.
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect attorney will be able to help you better understand your legal rights and options and assist you with receiving maximum compensation for your losses.