PhotoHunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tenn., is recalling about 170,000 Hunter Contempo ceiling fans sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The owner’s manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.

The company has received 38 reports in the U.S., and two in Canada of the light globe falling due to the incorrect instructions. No injuries have been reported.

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.

The fans, manufactured in China, were sold at Costco stores nationwide and online at from January 2016, through August 2017, for about $130; refurbished fans were sold online during the same period on eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Hunter toll-free at 866-326-2003 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at

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