The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Westinghouse Lighting Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced a voluntary recall of about 7,000 Westinghouse ceiling fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan's maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers. No injuries have been reported so far.
The fans were sold in home improvement and hardware stores, home centers and electrical product suppliers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2011 through January 2012 for between $135 and $150.
For additional information, contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.westinghouselighting.com
Several Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades are included in this recall. "Westinghouse" is printed on the fan's ceiling canopy. The item number is printed on the fan's motor housing. For pictures of the recalled fans and more info, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12135.html.