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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Exhaust Fans Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Made by Delta Electronics Dongguan

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light recalled because the blades on the fan’s heater can fail causing the fan to overheat which poses a fire hazard.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light recalled.
Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light recalled.

Product Information

Name of Product: Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

Units: About 68,000

Importer: Homewerks Worldwide LLC, Lincolnshire, IL.

Manufacturer: Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The fan’s heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm 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.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at 855.301.6578 between 9:00am and 8:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.heaterfanrecall.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.



  1. There may be a problem. I have two of these fans that meet the criteria, purchased December 2011. However, on the date code, instead of an exact date, they use an “X” as a “cypher”? I don’t know the correct term, but essentially, as a “fill in the date” X. Example: “1X” is how it shows on my fans. They are using the “X” to refuse the recall, saying it is only for fans with the above dates shown. So how many fans have the “X” on them, and did the company know this when they agreed to the recall? Just by using logic, the fans I have HAD to have been manufactured withing the guidelines of the recall. They were purchased at the end of 2011, I somehow doubt they were on the shelf of Lowe’s for over 3 years. Yet they continue to refuse the recall. I have just emailed this info to the CPSC. I guess I’ll see what they say.

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