Over 70,000 Lowe's ceiling fans recalled because of defective blades

By Scottie Andrew, CNN

    (CNN) -- More than 70,000 ceiling fans sold at Lowe's have been recalled because faulty blades can break and fly off, potentially injuring consumers.

Manufacturers received 210 reports of the fan blade ejecting from the fan ahead of the recall. In 10 of those complaints, customers were injured by the flying blades, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The fans were available at Lowe's stores and online between May 2014 and January 2016.

Name: Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling fan

Model: LP8294LBN (The model number can be found on the fan motor and inside of the remote control.)

UPC code: 840506599178 (These are the numbers beneath the barcode.)

The fans have two dark brown, curved blades, a brushed nickle blade arm holder and a frosted white bulb.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the ceiling fan, the CPSC says, and contact Fanim Industries for a free set of replacement blade holders.

Request new blades by calling the manufacturer at 888-434-3797 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., emailing [email protected] or visiting the recall tab on the company's web site.

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