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Hunter Fan Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Impact Injury Hazard; New Instructions Provided

  • Models: Hunter fan 59176 (US) and 59180 (Canada)
  • Model: Hunter fan 59174 (US)
Name of Product:
Hunter Contempo ceiling fans
Hazard:

The owner’s manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.

Remedy:
New Instructions
Recall Date:
December 14, 2017
Units:
About 168,000 (In addition, about 1,900 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Hunter toll-free at 866-326-2003 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.hunterfan.com and click on “Recall” located at the bottom of the page for more information or visit www.hunterfan.com/recall.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Hunter Contempo ceiling fan models 59176 and 59174. The model number can be found on a label on top of the motor housing.  The fan comes with five reversible blades and has a 54-inch blade span. Model 59176 comes with cherry and dark walnut blades.  Model 59174 comes with light gray oak and gray walnut blades.

Remedy:

Consumers with a recalled Contempo model ceiling fan should check to ensure that the light globe was installed correctly by turning it clockwise until it stops and is resting firmly in place.   Costco and Hunter Fan Company are contacting all known purchasers and providing new instructions for installing the light globe.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hunter has received 38 reports of the light globe falling due to the incorrect instructions in the U.S. and two in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Costco stores nationwide and online at Costco.com from January 2016 through August 2017 for about $130; refurbished fans were sold online during the same period on eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Hunter Fan Company, of Memphis, Tenn.

Recall number:
18-062
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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