Emerson Electric Company recalls Tommy Bahama brand "Copa Breeze" ceiling fan

Starting date:
October 24, 2013
Posting date:
October 24, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-36043

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Company.

Affected products

Tommy Bahama brand "Copa Breeze" ceiling fan

Product description

This recall involves Tommy Bahama brand 132-centimetre (52-inch) outdoor ceiling fans sold under the "Copa Breeze" style name and identified by model number TB311DBZ. The fan has a “distressed bronze” colour and 5 blades, each with an accent in the shape of an oval with a figure-8 inside the oval. The lower part of the housing has “Tommy Bahama” embossed on it.

Affected date codes appear on the bottom right side of the model number label and begin with the following 3-characters (before the number: “15A01”):

  • AJL,
  • BAA to BAL,
  • BBA to BBL and
  • BCA to BCD.

Hazard identified

Blade flanges can break, posing an impact hazard to consumers. The “flange” is a metal component attaching the fan blade to the rotating hub of the fan.

Emerson Air Comfort Products has received three reports of blade flanges breaking including one injury. No incidents were reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries involving the fans in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 82 units of the recall fans were distributed in Canada and approximately 2,800 in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled fans were sold from April 2010 to June 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Chien Luen Industries (Zhongshan) Ltd.
Zhongshan
CHINA
Distributor
Emerson Electric Co.
St. Louis
Missouri
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should discontinue use of the fan immediately, turn off power to the fan, and remove all fan blades, if possible. Emerson will provide five new flanges to each owner and retailer in possession of a recalled fan to replace the five original flanges on the fan, along with instructions for installation. Emerson will also provide assistance to consumers who are unable to install the replacement parts themselves.

For more information, consumers may contact Emerson immediately if they have one of the products toll-free at 1-866-994-8759 between 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.