Casablanca Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Injury Hazard

Dec 17, 2015, 11:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Casablanca-Recalls-Ceiling-Fans

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Casablanca ceiling fans

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Casablanca for a free in-home inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: Casablanca toll-free at 855-800-3789 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.casablancafanco.com and click on the "Safety & Recall" tab at the bottom of the page for more information.   

Recall Details

Units: About 30,000

Description: This recall involves 43 models of Casablanca ceiling fans manufactured in 2013 and 2014. Casablanca fan styles including: 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 four digit code on top of the motor housing near the center down rod. Fans with a Cat. No. "A01", the last two digits of the four digit date code ending in "13" or "14" and no green dot on top of the motor housing are included in the recall. 

Casablanca ceiling fan model numbers and production dates included in this recall are:

Model Numbers

Production Date = last two digits of production code

Factory Code

Green Dot on Motor Housing

59018, 59019, 59020, 59021, 59022, 59023, 59057, 59059, 59060, 59061, 59062, 59064, 59065, 59068, 59069, 59070, 59076, 59077, 59078, 59081 59082, 59083, 59090, 59091, 59092, 59093, 59094, 59105, 59106, 59107, 59109, 59110, 59111, 59113, 59114, 59119, 59121, 59123, 59124, 59164, 59165, 59527, 59528

Production codes xx13 and xx14

A01

 No

For all Isotope model ceiling fans (model numbers: 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. 

Incidents/Injuries: 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.  

Sold at: Lighting store showrooms nationwide and major home improvement online retailers from January 2013 through December 2014 for between $350 and $620

Importer: Casablanca Fan Company, of Memphis, Tenn. 

Manufactured in: China

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