Lowe’s Stores Exhaust Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

June 28, 2012



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Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China (importer is Homewerks Worldwide LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.)  is recalling around 68,000 of its Harbor Breeze Bath Fans. The reason for the recall is that fans sometimes overheat and pose a fire hazard due to the fact that the fan’s heater blades fail to rotate properly. Although no reports of  injuries have been received, Delta Electronics has received 11 reports of the fans overheating, causing smoke and flames within the fan housing. There are also three reports of property damage. Delta Electronics exhaust fans are sold at Lowe’s stores.

Exhaust Fans Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Delta Electronics Dongguan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2012 – Release #12-212 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

Units: About 68,000

Importer: Homewerks Worldwide LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.

Manufacturer: Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The fan’s heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of the fan overheating with smoking or flames within the fan housing, including three reports of minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves plastic Harbor Breeze bathroom fans with a center light and a heater. The fans are white and measure about 11 x 17 inches. Model number 7109-01-L, Lowe’s item number 194492 and UPC code 820633985358 are printed on the fan’s packaging. A date code beginning with either 0, 11, 12 or 13 is printed on the fan’s housing, which indicates the fan was manufactured between August 2010 and March 2011.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.heaterfanrecall.com

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 301-6578
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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