October 17, 2002Fanimation Has Recalled Ceiling
- Fanimation Design and Manufacturing Inc has recalled
about 60,000 ceiling fans. The hanger bracket can break, which could cause
the fan to fall from the ceiling and seriously injure anyone standing
Fanimation has received four reports of hanger brackets breaking, including
three instances where the fan fell from the ceiling. No injuries have been
The recalled ceiling fans include the following models: the Islander series
with model number FP320 and date codes 01-00 through 03- 02; the Louvre
series with model number FP1320 and date codes 01-00 through 03-02; and the
Tropicana series with the model number FP1600 and date codes 12-01 through
04-02. The model number and date codes can be found on the manufacturer's
sticker, located just above the motor of the fan.
Lighting showrooms, fan specialty stores and electrical distributors
nationwide sold the fans from February 2000 through July 2002 for between
$550 to $850.
Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Fanimation at
(888) 284-8938 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday for a
free, easy-to-install backup bracket. Customers will not have to disconnect
the fan or remove the existing bracket. For more information, consumers can
log on to the company's website at www.fanimation.com.