September 25, 2003CPSC, Vaxcel International Co. Ltd.
Announce Recall of Ceiling Fan
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Ceiling Fans
Distributor: Vaxcel International Co. Ltd., of Glendale Heights, Ill.
Hazard: About 80 of these units were improperly assembled with a metal
sleeve that could cause exposed wiring. If this occurs, consumers are at an
increased risk of receiving an electrical shock during installation or
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These dual-motor, 36-inch ceiling fan were sold in chrome,
stone white, brush nickel, polished brass, antique brass, or weathered
patina finishes. Model number 355-6645 is printed on a label located on the
central housing of the ceiling fan. The brand name of the fan, "Aire Tek" is
written on the packaging only.
Sold at: Independent retail lighting stores nationwide between January 2002
and May 2002 for between $350 and $450.
Manufactured in: Taiwan.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Vaxcel to determine if their unit is
defective. A free, replacement ceiling fan will be provided to consumers
with defective units. To avoid the risk of shock while removing a recalled
fan, consumers are encouraged to use a professional electrician. Vaxcel will
reimburse consumers up to $75 for charges incurred in removing recalled
Consumer Contact: Call Vaxcel at (800) 482-9235 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday.