Ashland fan firm recalling product

ASHLAND — The Modern Fan Co. is recalling about 1,300 of its fans because an internal problem could cause them to fall from the ceiling.

The Ashland-based company has received four reports of falling fans, but no reports of injuries. "This is completely voluntary, and there's just a very low level of risk, but it's not worth having an incident occur," said Dave Ellis, a company representative.

The Pensi-model ceiling fans were manufactured in China and sold online, as well as by lighting showrooms, fan specialty stores and electrical distributors around the country between August 2008 and July 2009. The company has begun contacting people who purchased the fans and offering them a free replacement part, Ellis said.

The recall will not affect The Modern Fan Company's financial position, he said.

"In terms of our business, it's not going to impact us at all," he said. The company has corrected the defect in current Pensi models and plans to continue to manufacture the fan, Ellis said.

An internal coupler that connects the fan assembly to the motor can break and cause the fan to fall from the ceiling. Anyone who thinks they may have purchased one of the defective fans should stop using it immediately and "not allow anyone underneath the fan," according to the company.

For more information on the recall, call 482-8545 or visit the Web site at or

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