What Home Product Has Been Recalled?
We expect the products we buy for our homes to be safe for our use. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes the products that we purchase for our homes pose potential safety hazards. When a potential safety hazard becomes known, it is common for the maker of the product to issue a recall to help inform consumers of the potential safety hazard. Recently, Lowe’s has issued a recall for some of its fans.
Lowe’s has issued a recall for over 70,000 of its ceiling fans. The recall comes after the discovery that the fans may have faulty blades. The faulty blades can break and fly off the fans. When the blades fly off, they pose a safety hazard as they have the potential to strike people. The makes of the fan have received 210 reports of fan blades being ejected from the fan. In 10 of those complaints, consumers reported that they had been injured when the blades of the fan were ejected. The fans included in the recall were sold at Lowes stores and online from May 2014 and January 2016. The recalled fan is Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling fan. The model is LP829LBN and the UPC Code is 840506599178. The recalled fans have two dark brown and curved blades. Additionally, they have a brushed nickel blade arm holder and a frosted white bulb.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, owners of the recalled ceiling fans should stop using the fans immediately to reduce the risk of injury and the fan blades becoming projectiles. Owners of the recalled fans are able to contact Fanin Industries, the maker of the fan, to obtain a free set of replacement blade holders.