By Anthony Capkun
October 24, 2013 – Thanks to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for letting us know Emerson Air Comfort products is recalling Tommy Bahama outdoor ceiling fans because the brackets holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
The recall involves about 80 units in Canada of 52-in. outdoor ceiling fans sold under the Copa Breeze style name. The fan has model number TB311DBZ and a distressed bronze colour. Each of the five oval-shaped paddles/blades has a metal accent in the shape of an oval with a figure-8 inside the oval. The lower part of the motor housing has Tommy Bahama embossing. A date code is represented by three letters printed on the lower right corner of a label on the top of the motor housing. Fans with one of the following three-letter combinations are included in the recall:
AJL, BAA, BAB, BAC, BAD, BAE, BAF,BAG, BAH, BAI, BAJ, BAK, BAL, BBA, BBB, BBC, BBD, BBE, BBF, BBG, BBH, BBI, BBJ, BBK, BBL, BCA, BCB, BCC and BCD
Emerson Air Comfort has received three reports of fan blades detaching, including one report of a laceration to a consumer who was hit in the back of the head by a falling blade.
Visit Emerson Air Comfort Products online and click on Recall Information.
Photos courtesy CPSC.