August 16, 2017

Recall: Holmes Group Tower Fans Fire Hazard

holmes oscillating fan recallName of product: Holmes® Oscillating Tower Fans

Units: About 300,000

Distributor: The Holmes Group, of Milford, Mass.

Hazard: Electrical arcing in the fan’s wiring can cause a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The Holmes Group has received 16 reports of property damage, including one reported injury involving minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Description: The recall involves the Holmes HT30 Oscillating Tower Fan.
The model number can be found on the silver label on the back of the unit. The tower fans are white. “Holmes®” is printed on the front of the base.

Sold at: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and additional department and specialty stores nationwide from July 2002 through June 2005 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fans and contact The Holmes Group for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit at (800) 524-9204 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.holmesfanrecall.com.

See this recall on CPSC’s web site.

Comments

  1. tammy greene says:

    I purchased a holmes tower fan model #HT38. WITH FOLLOWING #S e90368 4805. aFTER 3 WEEKS IT QUIT OSCALATING. tHEN IT CAUGHT ON FIRE. i DIDN’T SAVE MY RECEIPT AND i THREW OUT THE FAN FOR SAFETY REASONS BUT WAS WONDERING WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. i PAID 24.95 PLUS TAX FOR THIS FAN AND ONLY GOT TO USE IT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS

  2. My feeling is that it is worth contacting the Holmes Group and seeing if they can help you. They can’t offer a refund or replacement if you don’t ask, so give it a try. If you call the company without success, it might be worth it to give it a second try through their website. All you have to lose at this point is a little time. Good luck.

  3. Maria Flores says:

    I got my fan in my-birthday I think around one or two yrs. ago but the soon I used it gets hot on the outside plastic yellow and I stopped using it. But since it was a gift i was kind of shy to return it I wish someone answer me back from this company I heard there is a recall on this fans my phone # is (915)xxx-xxxx in TX.Thank you Maria Flores.