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About 7,000 ceiling fans have been recalled by Westinghouse Lighting because of shock and fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan's maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
Description: Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades and the following item numbers, which are printed on the fan's motor housing.
Where it was sold: The fans were available at home improvement and hardware stores, home centers and electrical product suppliers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2011 through January 2012 for between $135 and $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Westinghouse Lighting for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs. For additional information, contact Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.westinghouselighting.com
View the full recall on the CPSC's website here.