The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned has announced a voluntary recall of Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans.
The recalled fans have 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades, with "Westinghouse" printed on the fan's ceiling canopy. You can see pictures of the fans by clicking here.
The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan's maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers. No injuries have been reported.
Approximately seven thousand fans have been purchased at home improvement and hardware stores, home centers and electrical product suppliers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2011 through January 2012. They cost between $135 and $150.
If you have one of the recalled ceiling fans, you should stop using it immediately and contact Westinghouse Lighting for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs.
For additional information, contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.westinghouselighting.com