By Anthony Capkun
December 18, 2015 (updated May 4, 2016) – Thanks to the U.S. CPSC for letting us know Casablanca Fan Company (Memphis, Tenn.) is voluntarily recalling a number of ceiling fans in which the fan motor and attached blades can separate from the adapter when operating in reverse updraft mode, causing the fan motor and blades to fall, posing an injury hazard.
Casablanca has received eight reports of the fan motor and blades falling, including one report of minor injury and one report of minor property damage.
The units were sold in lighting store showrooms across the States, and major home improvement online retailers from January 2013 through December 2014 for between $350 and $620. There were approximately 600 of the recalled ceiling fans sold at various independently owned lighting showrooms across Canada, according to Health Canada.
They were manufactured in China.
This recall involves 43 models of Casablanca ceiling fans (about 30,000 units) manufactured in 2013 and 2014. Fan styles include: Alessandria, Aris, Bel Air, Bullet, Caneel Bay, Heritage, Isotope, Riello, Stealth, Tercera, Trident, Whitman and Zudio.
Affected models have a gold label on top of the motor housing that includes “Casablanca” and a model number. Some Casablanca models also have the Casablanca logo on the switch housing or on the end of the pull chain. The production date code is a 4-digit code on top of the motor housing near the centre down rod. Fans with a Cat. No. “A01”, the last two digits of the 4-digit date code ending in “13” or “14” and no green dot on top of the motor housing are included in the recall.
For all Isotope model ceiling fans (Nos. 59018, 59019, 59020, 59021, 59022, 59023), the canopy ring next to the ceiling must be twisted and lowered to see the product information labels and the presence of a green dot.
FOR MORE INFO, download the information sheet below.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Casablanca. Visit them online and click on Safety & Recall at the bottom of the page.