Ceiling Fans Recalled by Emerson Air Comfort Products Due to Injury Hazard

Emerson "Corsair" model fans can fall from the ceiling due to heat from the motor or out-of-balance operation and injure bystanders. Three reports of fans falling.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2012
Release #12-249
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 994-8759
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ceiling Fans Recalled by Emerson Air Comfort Products Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans

Units: About 870

Importer: Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The ceiling fan's hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Emerson is aware of three reports of these Corsair fans falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Emerson "Corsair" model ceiling fans with two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter.

Sold at: Fan and lighting stores nationwide and various websites, including www.emersonfans.com and www.amazon.com, from January 2009 through June 2012 for between $450 and $530.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emerson Air Comfort Products toll-free at (866) 994-8759 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.emersonfans.com (pdf)



Picture of recalled celing fan



Picture of recalled celing fan