August 20, 2009
Release #09-317

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 588-3267


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: Pensi Fans

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: The Modern Fan Co. Inc., of Ashland, Oregon

Hazard: The internal coupler that connects the down rod assembly to the motor can break and cause the fan to fall from the ceiling, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received four reports of incidents where the fan fell from the ceiling while operating. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled Pensi fans have model numbers beginning with or containing "PEN-AA-" or "PEN-GW-" and have an Aluminum/Anthracite or a Gloss White finish.

Sold at: Internet retailers, lighting showrooms, fan specialty stores and electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through July 2009 for between $400 and $530.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the power to the fan to stop use and contact The Modern Fan Co. for assistance with model identification and a replacement coupler. Consumers are also advised to not allow anyone underneath the fan. In the event that a fan falls, consumers should immediately turn off the circuit breaker due to the possibility of exposed electrical wires.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact The Modern Fan Co. toll-free at (888) 588-3267 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Fan
Picture of Recalled Fan