By Anthony Capkun
August 16, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Air Comfort Products (division of Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, Mo.), announced a voluntary recall of Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The ceiling fan’s hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling, posing a risk to bystanders. Emerson is aware of three reports of these Corsair fans falling from the ceiling, though no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Emerson Corsair model ceiling fans with two blades and 44-in. or 52-in. blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes: oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter. It affects about 870 units sold at fan and lighting stores and various websites from January 2009 through June 2012 for between $450 and $530.
The fans were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free repair at (866) 994-8759 between 8 am through 4:30 pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.emersonfans.com.