About 9,300 Brewmaster Ceiling Fans have been recalled by Fanimation Inc., of Zionsville, Ind. The ceiling fan hub holding the blades can separate from the shaft when operating in reverse. If this happens, the fan blades and hub can fall and pose a risk of injury to bystanders. The recall includes Brewmaster belt-driven fans powered by a remote motor. The fans have two blades of various styles and colors, and were sold in a short neck assembly, extending 15 inches from the ceiling and a long assembly extending 26 inches from the ceiling. The fans were sold in antique brass, pewter and black hardware. A face plate on the lower part of the head assembly reads in part, “THE BREWMASTER by FANIMATION.” Fans with the following model numbers on their packaging are included in the recall: FP10AB, FP10AC, FP10BL, FP10PW, FP20AB, FP20AC, FP20BL and FP20PW. The firm has received two reports of the ceiling fan hub falling. No injuries have been reported.
The fans were sold at electrical distributors, fan specialty stores and lighting showrooms nationwide and online from June 2002 to December 2014 for between $800 and $2,500 per system. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Fanimation for a retention collar for the Brewmaster fan. Contact Fanimation Recall Hotline toll-free at 888-250-6458 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.fanimation.com and click on “Contact Us” for more information. Consumers also can email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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