Casablanca Fans Prone to Falling Pose Hazard to Consumers
A fan that can fall on unsuspecting consumers is being recalled by the Casablanca Fan Company.
The manufacturer is including 43 models of Casablanca ceiling fans, manufactured in 2013 and 2014. In the affected models, the fan motor and attached blades can separate from the adapter when operating in reverse updraft mode. This causes the fan motor and blades to fall, posing an injury hazard. A total of approximately 30,000 fans are considered potentially dangerous.
The recalled items are sold under the style names 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. The production date code is a four digit code on top of the motor housing near the center down rod. Fans with 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. For a full list of model numbers and production dates for defective fans, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
Consumers could purchase these items at lighting store showrooms nationwide and major home improvement online retailers from January 2013 through December 2014 for between $350 and $620.
The firm has received eight reports of the fan motor and blades falling, including one report of minor injury and one report of minor property damage.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Casablanca for a free in-home inspection and repair.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Casablanca at (855) 800-3789.