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Ceiling Fan

Starting date:
April 17, 2012
Posting date:
April 17, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Ceiling Fan

Product description

This recall involves the Westinghouse 76 centimetres (30-inch) ceiling fan with opal-frosted light kit. The fan has three blades in a dark wood/beech colour.

Hazard identified

The product packaging recommends using two 60 watt light in the ceiling fan light kit. This This recommendation exceeds the fan's maximum and can cause the ceiling fan to overheat posing shock and fire hazards.

Neither Westinghouse nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these ceiling fans.

Number sold

Approximately 1,220 units of the affected products were sold at RONA stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2011 to January 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Westinghouse Lighting

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the ceiling fan. Replace the ceiling fan light bulbs with light bulbs that that are a maximum of 40 watt max. Do not use light bulbs greater than 40 watts.

For more information, consumers may contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at 1-888-417-6222 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.