Hazard: The owner's manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
Remedy: New Instructions Consumers with a recalled 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 and Hunter Fan Company are contacting all known purchasers and providing new instructions for installing the light globe.
Hunter toll-free at 866-326-2003 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.hunterfan.com and click on "Recall" located at the bottom of the page for more information or visit www.hunterfan.com/recall.
Units: About 168,000 (In addition, about 1,900 in Canada)
Description This recall involves Hunter Contempo ceiling fan models 59176 and 59174. The model number can be found on a label on top of the motor housing. The fan comes with five reversible blades and has a 54-inch blade span. Model 59176 comes with cherry and dark walnut blades. Model 59174 comes with light gray oak and gray walnut blades.
Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received 38 reports of the light globe falling due to the incorrect instructions in the U.S. and two in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Costco stores nationwide and online at Costco.com from January 2016 through August 2017 for about $130; refurbished fans were sold online during the same period on eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.
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