August 13, 2004
Release # 04-198
Firm's Hotline: (800) 482-9235

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Ceiling Fans with Light

Units: 1,200

Manufacturer: Vaxcel International Co. Ltd., of Glendale Heights, Ill.

Hazard: These ceiling fans were assembled without the proper wire insulation sleeving, which could result in exposed wiring. Consumers could receive an electrical shock during installation or removal.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These down-rod-mount, dual-motor, 36-inch ceiling fans were sold in chrome, stone white, brush nickel, polished brass, antique brass, or weathered patina finishes. Model number 355-6645 is printed on the box and on a label located on the central housing of the ceiling fan. The brand names of the fans are "Aire Tek" and "Turn-of-the- Century Apollo Series" which is written on the packaging only. A label located on the central housing of the ceiling fan displays the File Number "E215078," the UL Listing Mark, and the model number 355-6645. Vaxcel had previously recalled the same model fan sold under the "Aire Tek" brand name.

Sold at: Menard stores nationwide between January 2002 and May 2002 for between $350 and $450.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should contact Vaxcel to verify if they have one of the recalled ceiling fans and to receive a free replacement ceiling fan if they do. To avoid the risk of shock while checking or removing a recalled fan, consumers should turn off the power source to the fan. Consumers are encouraged to use a professional electrician. Vaxcel will reimburse consumers up to $75 for charges incurred in removing recalled fans.

Consumer Contact: Call Vaxcel at (800) 482-9235 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Picture of Recalled Ceiling FanPicture of Recalled Ceiling Fan