Westinghouse recalls 7,000 ceiling fans

March 21, 2012 5:04:52 PM PDT
Westinghouse has recalled 7,000 ceiling fans.

DETAILS: Ceiling fans imported by Westinghouse Lighting Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa.; sold at retail stores, product suppliers and on www.amazon.com from January 2011 through January 2012. The ceiling fans have 24, 30 or 42-inch diameter blades and "Westinghouse" printed on its ceiling canopy. The ceiling fans have a gun metal, chrome or espresso finish with an opal frosted light kit in the center. They have a total of three or six fan blades. They were manufactured in China.

WHY: The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan's maximum wattage, which can cause them to overheat or fail, and pose fire and shock hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 7,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Westinghouse Lighting at 888-417-6222 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.westinghouselighting.com .