By Ellen Cools
December 22, 2017 — Health Canada, the U.S. CPSC and Monte Carlo have issued a joint recall for the Monte Carlo Cyclone ceiling fans.
As of November 30, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 10 reports of broken brackets and no reports of injuries. The brackets to the fan blades can break, causing the blades to fall, posing an injury hazard.
The recall involves two models of the Monte Carlo Cyclone ceiling fans with five blades: 5CY60RB and 5CY60WH. The fans are 1.5m (60 in.) wide, weigh and 14.5 kg, and have either a Roman Bronze or White finish.
The affected products can be identified by both a model number and a Manufacturer Purchase Order (MPO) number. The model numbers and MPO numbers are found on top of the motor housing.
Approximately 50 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and about 3,450 were distributed in the U.S. The recalled products were sold from January 2016 through September 2017 in Canada and the U.S. at various retailers and online stores.
The units were manufactured in the U.S. and distributed by the Monte Carlo Fan Company.
Health Canada says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Monte Carlo to receive a free bracket replacement kit with instructions. Consumers can hire an electrician to perform the repair and Monte Carlo will reimburse them for the repair.