Recall alert: 70K Lowe’s ceiling fans recalled for defective blade holders, projectile risk

Recall alert: 70K Lowe’s ceiling fans recalled for defective blade holders, projectile risk
Recalled Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling Fan (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

A popular ceiling fan model sold at home improvement chain Lowe’s is being recalled after reports of blade breakage and at least 10 injuries to consumers.

About 70,000 Santa Ana fans, manufactured by Harbor Breeze, are being recalled because the blade holders can break and can cause the blades to fly off the fan, WTHR and WXTV reported.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed Friday that it has received 210 reports of the fan blades breaking and 10 reports of consumers being struck by the projectiles.

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The 48-inch fans were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online between May 2014 and January 2016 for about $150 each, WTHR reported.

According to WXTV, the model number – which can be found on the fan motor and inside the battery compartment cover of an included hand-held remote control – is LP8294LBN, and the UPC code is 840506599178.

The recalled fan features two dark walnut fan blades, brushed nickel blade arm holders and a frosted white glass globe containing a light bulb.

Consumers are urged to stop using the fan immediately and contact the company for a free set of replacement blade holders. Fanim Industries can be reached at 888-434-3797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or via email at recall@fanimation.com.