Ceiling fans recalled due to shock hazard

Westinghouse Lighting Corporation of Philadelphia, PA has announced the recall of about 7000 ceiling fans manufactured in China.

Westinghouse has reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that the fans include two 60-watt light bulbs that exceed the fan’s maximum wattage. This condition can cause the fans to overheat or fail, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. The company has not received any reports of incidents related to the defective ceiling fans, but has initiated the recall to minimize the risk of future incidents.

The ceiling fans were sold through home improvement and hardware stores, home centers, and electrical product suppliers nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, from January 2011 through January 2012 for between $135 and $160.

Additional information about the recall of Westinghouse Lighting Corporation ceiling fans manufactured in China.