Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Ceiling Fans

Westinghouse Lighting just recalled about 7,000 Ceiling Fans, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

The defective Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fans were manufactured in China; imported by Westinghouse Lighting Corp., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and sold by home improvement and hardware stores, home centers, and electrical product suppliers, nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, from January 2011 through January 2012. The recalled Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fans sold for between $135 and $150 each.

The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fans with 24-, 30- and 42-inch diameter blades are included in this recall. “Westinghouse” is printed on the fan’s ceiling canopy. The item number is printed on the fan’s motor housing.

The recall includes the following defective Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fans; additional details can be accessed at the CPSC web site.

  • • Model 72243: 24-inch ceiling fan, gunmetal finish with opal-frosted light kit, 6 blades (black/graphite color).
  • • Model 78631: 24-inch ceiling fan, chrome finish with opal-frosted light kit, 6 blades (dark wood/beech color).
  • • Model 72245: 30-inch ceiling fan, espresso finish with opal-frosted light kit, 3 blades (espresso/dark cherry color).
  • • Model 78762: 30-inch ceiling fan, chrome finish with opal-frosted light kit, 3 blades (dark wood/beech color).
  • • Model 78764: 42-inch ceiling fan, gunmetal finish with opal-frosted light kit, 3 blades (black/graphite color).
  • The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fans and contact Westinghouse Lighting for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs. Westinghouse Lighting can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.417.6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.westinghouselighting.com.

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