Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo., has recalled its Tommy Bahama® Outdoor Ceiling Fans. The brackets holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. This recall involves Tommy Bahama brand 52-inch outdoor ceiling fans sold with “The Copa Breeze” style name. The fan has model number TB311DBZ and a distressed bronze color. Each of the five oval-shaped paddles/blades has a metal accent in the shape of an oval with a figure-8 inside the oval. The lower part of the motor housing has “Tommy Bahama” embossed on it. A date code is represented by three letters printed on the lower right corner of a label on the top of the motor housing. Fans with one of the following three-letter combinations are included in the recall:
AJL, BAA, BAB, BAC, BAD, BAE, BAF,BAG, BAH, BAI, BAJ, BAK, BAL, BBA, BBB, BBC, BBD, BBE, BBF, BBG, BBH, BBI, BBJ, BBK, BBL, BCA, BCB, BCC and BCD
Emerson Air Comfort says it has received three reports of fan blades detaching, including one report of a laceration to a consumer who was hit in the back of the head by a falling blade. The fans were sold at fan and lighting stores nationwide and online at www.EmersonFans.com and Amazon.com from April 2010 through July 2012 for about $350.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free in-home repair or to order a free do-it-yourself repair kit. Consumers can contact Emerson Air Comfort Products toll-free at 866-994-8759 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.emersonfans.com, then click on Recall Information for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Emerson-Air-Comfort-Products-Recalls-Tommy-Bahama-Outdoor-Ceiling-Fans/.
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