Ceiling Fans Recalled by Westinghouse Lighting Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail.

Recall date: March 21, 2012
Recall number: 12-135

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Ceiling Fans

Hazard:

The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website atwww.westinghouselighting.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 7,000

Description and Models

The following Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades are included in this recall. “Westinghouse” is printed on the fan’s ceiling canopy. The item number is printed on the fan’s motor housing.

Item NumberDescriptionPhoto
72243 24-inch ceiling fan
gun metal finish with opal-frosted light kit
6 blades (black/graphite color)
Picture of recalled ceiling fan item number 72243; Click For Larger Image
78631 24-inch ceiling fan
chrome finish with opal-frosted light kit
6 blades (dark wood/beech color)
Picture of recalled ceiling fan item number 78631; Click For Larger Image
72245 30-inch ceiling fan
espresso finish with opal-frosted light kit
3 blades (espresso/dark cherry color)
Picture of recalled ceiling fan item number 72245; Click For Larger Image
78763 30-inch ceiling fan
chrome finish with opal-frosted light kit
3 blades (dark wood/beech color)
Picture of recalled ceiling fan item number 78763; Click For Larger Image
78764 42-inch ceiling fan
gun metal finish with opal-frosted light kit
3 blades (black/graphite color)
Picture of recalled ceiling fan item number 78764; Click For Larger Image

 

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Westinghouse Lighting for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs.

Sold at

Home improvement and hardware stores, home centers and electrical product suppliers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2011 through January 2012 for between $135 and $150.

Importer(s)

Westinghouse Lighting Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured in

China