Island Hibiscus Fan & Spray Bottles
Bought these as prizes for Relay for Life event, which is a community event to raise funds for cancer research. We are an oncology office. The event was July 26th and 27th. The fans were not taken out of their box until the event (we brought batteries and water to put them together at the event). As we were trying to assemble them, they fell apart... the water bottle would not stay connected. There wasn't really a mechanism to "lock" the water dispenser into place on the fan, so they literally fell apart. Additionally, many of them did not work at all (the fan did not work even though the batteries were inserted). In all, we were quite disappointed in the product. We were excited to have these, as the even was at the end of July, and was extremely hot...so we thought these would be a great prize give-away. Hoping we can get credited for these. Surely Oriental Trading Company has had negative reviews on this product before, based on the poor quality that we saw. Also...the string that was attached as a lanyard was way too thin, as they kept getting caught in the fan. Thank you.
August 4, 2014
MORE THAN HALF OF THESE DID NOT WORK.
July 25, 2014
Do not buy these fans
My daughter was so excited about getting these for the goody bags we were giving to all her friends at her summer birthday party. They were perfect for the hot weather we've been having and our luau theme. We put batteries in each of them and found many of them not to work. I had to reorder an extra box as substitutes for the defective ones I needed to return. The batch I reordered was worse than the original batch I received. There were only five in the box that worked. I am glad I checked them all before giving them out, but I fear they will not last long. The one we kept for my daughter lasted two days. Don't waste your time with these spray fans.
August 3, 2011
I was disappointed to find a few of the fans cracked when I opened the box. I was going to look past that but then after putting in the batteries, i find the fans are all backwards. The wind comes out the back of the fan and the water comes out of the front! I would not recommend this product and wish i had read the other review before I purchased it!
June 29, 2011
A real disappointment
I'm a big fan of Oriental trading and am really pleased with almost all my purchases - some are even nicer than pictured! However, these fans really disappointed. Only 3 of the 12 worked upon receipt. My son adjusted the mechanism, glued 2 broken bottoms, and oiled the fans so that they all worked. But when I brought them to the event most had stopped working again. In addition, the cords have a tendency to get tangled in the fan and the tabs holding the water bottle break off easily. After a few embarrasing moments with potentioal customers trying to get them to work (this was a cancer fund raising event), I packed them up and am returning them.
June 5, 2011