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Washington, DC - Release #07-047

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Emerson 60-inch Designer Ceiling Fan

Units: About 4,000

20061212142337_RecalledEmersonFan.jpgDistributor/Retailer: Air Comfort Products Division of Emerson Electric Co., of St.Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The brackets holding the fan blades can break, causing the blade to detach. Falling pieces can hit and injure bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Air Comfort Products has received one report of a fan blade striking a consumer in the head. The company is also aware of six incidents of the brackets failing. Three incidents resulted in minor property damage.

Description: The recall involves the "Emerson Designer 60-inch Ceiling Fan." The recalled fans have a 60-inch diameter and come in seven types of finishes including weathered bronze, pewter, antique brass, white, antique white, oil rubbed bronze and brushed steel. Specific model numbers are included in the recall and can be found at the CPSC link below. The model numbers can be found on the base of the fan.

Sold through: Menards and other lighting showrooms, electrical distributorsand hardware stores nationwide from May 2005 through September 2006 forbetween $90 and $300.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fans immediately and contactAir Comfort Products to receive a voucher for a free Emerson replacementfan of comparable value. Air Comfort will reimburse consumers up to $75 for charges incurred in the removal and installation of replacement fans from Air Comfort.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact AirComfort toll-free at (866) 478-8564 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Mondaythrough Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.emersonfans.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07047.html

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