Fanimation has issued a recall for 9,300 Brewmaster Ceiling Fans because the hub holding the blades can separate from the shaft when operating in reverse, which could cause the fan blades and hub to fall, which poses an injury risk to bystanders. The fans were sold at electrical distributors, fan specialty stores, and lighting showrooms nationwide and online from June 2002 to December 2014 for between $800 and $2,500 per system. There have been two reports of the fan hub falling, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall includes Brewmaster belt-driven fans powered by a remote motor. The fans were sold in antique brass, pewter and black hardware. A face plate on the lower part of the head assembly reads in part, “THE BREWMASTER by FANIMATION.” The following model numbers are being recalled: FP10AB, FP10AC, FP10BL, FP10PW, FP20AB, FP20AC, FP20BL and FP20PW. View the complete recall notice for additional details.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Fanimation for a retention collar for the Brewmaster fan.