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About 68,000 Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light have been recalled because of fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The fan's heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard. Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. has received 11 reports of the fan overheating with smoking or flames within the fan housing, including three reports of minor property damage.
Description: This recall involves plastic Harbor Breeze bathroom fans with a center light and a heater. The fans are white and measure about 11 x 17 inches. Model number 7109-01-L, Lowe's item number 194492 and UPC code 820633985358 are printed on the fan's packaging. A date code beginning with either 0, 11, 12 or 13 is printed on the fan's housing, which indicates the fan was manufactured between August 2010 and March 2011.
Where it was sold: The bath fans were sold at Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.
Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician. For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.heaterfanrecall.com.
View the full recall on the CPSC's website here.