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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
July 25, 1990 (301) 504-0580
Release # 90-130

Builders Square Recalls "Bay Breeze" Ceiling Fans

WASHINGTON, DC -- Builders Square, Inc., of San Antonio, TX, is voluntarily recalling some 10,000 52-inch "Bay Breeze" ceiling fans sold from October 1989 to May 7, 1990, because the rotating blades could separate from the motor assembly.

"Bay Breeze" ceiling fans being recalled are:

  • Model TC52BC5B(L), a five-blade black-and-chrome fan with four lights which sold for $79;
  • Model CH52GB4B(L), a four-blade crystal-and-brass fan with four lights which sold for $79;
  • Model GL52WH5B (L), a five-blade white-and-brass fan with one light which sold for $84;
  • Model GL52BK5B (L), a five-blade black-and-brass fan with one light which sold for $84;
  • Model 52DUV4SPBB, a five-blade black-and-chrome fan with four lights which sold for $79;
  • Model 52DUV/CR, a four-blade crystal-and-brass fan with four lights which sold for $79;
  • Model 52DUV3PVWH, a five-blade white-and-brass fan with one light which sold for $84;
  • Model 52DUV3PVBLK, a five-blade black-and-brass fan with one light which sold for $84.

Builders Square said these ceiling fans are equipped with metal fan blade bracket holders which may break, allowing the blade to separate from the motor while the fan is in use.

Builders Square, Inc. learned of these defective fans from seven customer complaints, involving one minor injury, which the firm reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

While some 27,000 ceiling fans were imported from China, only 10,200 fans were sold to consumers.

Consumers having any of these "Bay Breeze" ceiling fans should discontinue using the fan and return it to any Builders Square store for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers may call the company toll-free at 1-800-634-5949 for additional information about the recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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