|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|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.
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