By Ellen Cools
December 21, 2017 — Health Canada, the U.S. CPSC and Hunter Fan Company have issued a joint recall involving the owner’s manual included with Hunter Contempo ceiling fan model 59180 sold in Canada. Additional affected models have been sold in the United States.
As of November 30, 2017 Hunter has received two reports in Canada and 38 reports in the U.S. of the light globe falling due to incorrect installation. No injuries have been reported.
The model number can be found on the label on top of the fan motor housing. The owner’s manual included with the affected models incorrectly instructs the consumer to attach the light globe by lifting and turning counter clockwise until it rests firmly in place. The correct way to attach the globe is by lifting and turning clockwise until it stops and is resting firmly in place.
This recall involves approximately 1,909 units of the affected Contempo model 59180 sold in Canada, and approximately 168,272 units sold in the United States.
In Canada, model number 59180 was sold online at Costco.ca from February 6, 2016 to August 10, 2017. This model continues to be sold with corrected user models.
In the United States, affected models were sold in Costco stores nationwide and online from January 2016 to August 11, 2017.
The units were manufactured in China and distributed by Hunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tennessee.
Health Canada says consumers with an affected Contempo model ceiling fan should check to ensure that the light globe was installed correctly by turning it clockwise until it stops and is resting firmly in place. Costco is contacting all known purchasers and providing new instructions for installing the light globe.