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Ceiling fans recalled by Emerson Air Comfort Products due to injury hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Air Comfort Products, today announced a voluntary recall of Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans

Units: About 870

Importer: Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The ceiling fan's hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Emerson is aware of three reports of these Corsair fans falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Emerson "Corsair" model ceiling fans with two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter.

Sold at: Fan and lighting stores nationwide and various websites, including www.emersonfans.com and www.amazon.com, from January 2009 through June 2012 for between $450 and $530.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emerson Air Comfort Products toll-free at (866) 994-8759 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.emersonfans.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12249.html

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