May 22, 1989  
Release # 89-043

Sears Seeks Return Of Ceiling Fans

WASHINGTON -- Sears Roebuck and Co. is voluntarily recalling 325 "Smurf" and "Snoopy" ceiling fans because a defective mounting bracket could cause the fans to fall.

Sold through a Sears catalog supplement from November, 1984 through January, 1985, the 48-inch white ceiling fans feature either "Smurf" or "Snoopy" characters imprinted on the fan. The fans sold for $129.99 each.

The According to Sears there have been three incidents of fans falling from their ceiling mounting brackets. Although there have been no reports of injuries, the recall as a precaution.

Consumers should stop using the fan and return it to the nearest Sears store for a full refund of the price and shipping charge.