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Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company recalls ceiling fans

The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an impact injury hazard

Harbor Breeze Brushed Nickel Belleisle Bay Ceiling Fan
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Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company of Memphis, Tenn., is recalling about 77,900 Harbor Breeze Belleisle Bay and Honeywell Rio ceiling fans.

The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an impact injury hazard.

The firm has received 60 reports of the blades detaching from the fan, including three reports of property damage to drywall. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Harbor Breeze 52-inch Belleisle Bay and Honeywell 52-inch Rio ceiling fans, which are identical fans that are branded separately.

The Harbor Breeze Belleisle Bay Ceiling Fans have a brushed nickel housing finish (model number 40650) or an oil-rubbed bronze housing finish (model number 40651). Both models have three matte black blades, a frosted, cased white glass bowl light, and a 3-speed reversible motor with remote control

The Honeywell Rio Ceiling Fans have an oil-rubbed bronze housing finish (model number 50514), a champagne housing finish (model number 51623), a pewter housing finish (model number 51624), a brushed nickel housing finish (model number 50195), or a white housing finish (model number 51030). Each model has three black matte fan blades, a frosted, cased white glass bowl light, and a 3-speed reversible motor with remote control.

The model numbers for the recalled fans are printed on the silver rating label located on the top of the fan housing assembly. A list of the recalled fans, with model numbers and descriptions, may be found here.

The fans, manufactured in China, were sold online at Lowes.com, Amazon.com, Wayfair.com, Overstock.com, Hayneedle.com, Houzz.com, eAcces.com, and Build.com from February 2018, through August 2021, for about $150.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company to confirm that their fan is under the scope of the recall by providing the firm with a photo of the fan and date code.

Consumers will then be instructed to disconnect the fan, provide a photo of the disconnected fan to HKC, and dispose of it. They will then receive a free replacement fan by mail.

Consumers may contact Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company toll-free at (888) 232-9895 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), by email at ceilingfanrecall@sedgwick.com, or online at www.hkcus.com. Consumers can click on “Recall” on the company's webpage for more information.

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