If you have any ceiling fans in your home, you should pay close attention to any ceiling fan recalls you may hear. While it is relatively uncommon for ceiling fans to be recalled, sometimes, components of the motor or blade assembly can have problems. With this, you might only experience annoyances such as a wobbling fan or one that makes noise, but you might also be faced with some kind of safety issue.
The good news is that recalls do not happen often and those that do happen, it is usually something small needing to be fixed. Over the past five years, we have seen some ceiling fan recalls, specific to defective parts. Although some of these recalls may be outdated, we wanted to provide you with information so you will have a better understanding of what to look for, as well as the types of problems seen.
This fan manufacturer has announced that certain fans produced from 1981 to 1993 could have defects associated with the mounting. In this case, the risk is the fan coming lose from the ceiling and falling to the floor. To resolve the recall problem, Casablanca is offering upgrade kits free.
Casablanca Recall: Outlines the information about the Casablanca recallregarding the mounting and falling fans.
This too is an excellent fan manufacturer with a recall. For this, fans made from 1984 to 1989 have been found to have problems with mounting to low ceilings. Therefore, this defective mounting issue can be resolved using an optional, close mount kit. Again, the danger is the fan's potential of falling. If you have an Emerson fan, contact them directly or Sears where they are sold.
Emerson Recall: Contains additional information and images outlining the problems and explaining the recall.
Considered one of the most intriguing of all fan manufacturers, Fanimation has announced that fans produced between 2000 and 2002 could also have a defect associated with the mounting. To ensure the fan does not accidentally fall from ceiling to floor, a free, upgrade kit is available. The models of Fanimation Fans affected include Tropicana, Islander, and Louvre.
Fanimation Recall: Outlines the information about the Fanimation recall and the bracket breaking problem.
Best known for making beautiful, paddle fans, there has been a recall on the mounting for these fans as well. The affected fans were made from 1983 to 1984, which includes models of Slimline, Hacienda, Veranda, and Sea Island in which the fan falls. You will also find that the earlier version of the Veranda has a known problem with the motor stalling and overheating. To ensure you are not running these fans, contact Nutone for confirmation and solutions.
Nutone Fan Recall: Explains the Nutone Fan problems with the wiring that resulted in the recall.
These ceiling fans are gorgeous but those from 1989 to 1990 have brackets with a defect. This creates a risk of the blade coming lose from the fan. You typically find the Bay Breeze sold at Builder's Square
During the early and mid part of the 1980's, fans produced by Homestead were found to have a defect in the hanger bracket. The danger is that the fan could fall unexpectedly.
Popular for making designer style fans, there are two of the smaller models that might have exposed electrical wiring, which could cause a serious shock. Any fans made in 2002 should be checked. Sold at Menard's Store under the name of Turn of the Century and Vaxcel, you can get a replacement part free.
Sears has always been a favorite place for purchasing fans. However, two made from 1984 to 1985 to include the Snoopy and Smurf, have been noted as having a defect in the mounting, again leading to the potential for the fan to fall. Most often, these fans were sold through Sears although Lindsey Stores also had them in stock.
Sears Fan Recall: CPSC outlines the recall of the Sears fans and has details on the components.
For fans produced from 1993 to 1994, some people have reported being shocked with the optional, wireless remote control kit. Hunter would be glad to offer a free replacement upon request.
Hunter Remote Recall: CPSC outlines the recall of the wireless remote and has details on the components.
On Vaxcel International's ceiling fan with a light, the wiring is faulty and could result in a person getting shocked while they are installing the product. This fan was manufactured in Taiwan.
Vaxcel Recall: CPSC outlines the recall and has details on the affected fans.