October 24, 2013 - CPSC and Emerson announced the recall of 2,800 Tommy Bahama Outdoor Ceiling Fans. The recall indicates that the brackets holding the fan blades can break posing a risk of injury. The recalled fans wer manufactured in China and eligible to bear the cULus Mark.
Name of product: Tommy Bahama® Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Hazard: The brackets holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
Units: About 2,800 in the United States, 80 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Tommy Bahama brand 52-inch outdoor ceiling fans sold under the “The Copa Breeze” style name. The fan has model number TB311DBZ and a distressed bronze color. Each of the five oval-shaped paddles/blades has a metal accent in the shape of an oval with a figure-8 inside the oval. The lower part of the motor housing has “Tommy Bahama” embossed on it. A date code is represented by three letters printed on the lower right corner of a label on the top of the motor housing. Fans with one of the following three-letter combinations are included in the recall: AJL, BAA, BAB, BAC, BAD, BAE, BAF,BAG, BAH, BAI, BAJ, BAK, BAL, BBA, BBB, BBC, BBD, BBE, BBF, BBG, BBH, BBI, BBJ, BBK, BBL, BCA, BCB, BCC and BCD
Incidents/Injuries: Emerson Air Comfort has received three reports of fan blades detaching, including one report of a laceration to a consumer who was hit in the back of the head by a falling blade.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free in-home repair or to order a free do-it-yourself repair kit.
Sold at: Fan and lighting stores nationwide and online at www.EmersonFans.com and Amazon.com from April 2010 through July 2012 for about $350.
Importer: Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo
Manufactured in: China