Company Recalls Ceiling Fans Because Its Blades Could Fall Off
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a product defect recall for nearly 144,000 ceiling fans because of the risk that a bracket could break and result in the blades falling off. According to a report on Mlive.com, the recall covers about 144,000 ceiling fans manufacturing by HD Supply. So far, there have been no injury reports relating to recall. However, CPSC reports that there have been 13 reports of blades falling from the ceiling with one incident resulting in property damage.
HD Supply reportedly sold the fans in retail locations across the country and on its website between March 2016 and February 2018 for between $60 and $140. The ceiling fans were made in China and imported by the Atlanta-based company. Those who have the affected ceiling fans at home are asked to stop using them right away and to contact HD Supply for a free repair kit.
The company is contacting all “known purchasers” directly, according to CPSC. For those who don’t get that immediate notification, the recall covers “Seasons-branded 52-inch, five-blade ceiling fans.” The affected fans were sold in white, brass, bronze and brushed nickel and come with one, three or four lights.
Dangerous and Defective Products
These are the types of 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 injuries that could be potentially serious. If you have these products at home, be sure to stop using them right away and don’t use them until they have been 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.