Recall alert: Ceiling fan blades may detach while in use

More than 50,000 Harbor Breeze and Honeywell ceiling fans are being recalled because the fan blades can come off while in use and can cause damage or injury.

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Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company announced the recall for 77,900 Harbor Breeze 52-inch Belleisle Bay and Honeywell 52-inch Rio ceiling fans. The company has received 60 reports of the blades detaching from the fan, and three reports of damage to drywall as a result. There have been no reports of injuries.

The fans were sold online at Lowes.com, Amazon.com, Wayfair.com, Overstock.com, Hayneedle.com, Houzz.com, eAcces.com and Build.com between February 2018 and August 2021 for about $150.

Anyone with these fans should stop using them immediately and contact the company. You will be asked to disconnect the fan, provide pictures of it, and then you will be mailed a replacement, Consumer Reports reported.

A full list of the recalled models is available at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

For more information, call Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company at 888-232-9895 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email ceilingfanrecall@sedgwick.com.

The same company recalled 280,000 fans in Oct. 2020, when there were reports the glass globe in each fan could disconnect and fall, as previously reported.