More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at The Home Depot were recalled after it was found that their blades could break off during rotation, causing injuries and property damage.
The 54-inch Hampton Bay Mara Indoor / Outdoor fans were sold in stores and online from April through October this year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. She added that about 182,000 fans were sold in the United States and about 8,800 in Canada.
There have been 47 reports of blades separating from propellers. Two of these incidents involved separate blades hitting people, and there were four reports of blades causing property damage. It was not clear if those affected by the blades were injured.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall included fans in matte white, matte black, black and brushed nickel. He instructed consumers to immediately stop using the fans, adding that if they notice “blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and the fan body,” they should contact their fan distributor, King of Fans, for a free replacement.
The King of Fans said in a. The case is attributed to an “isolated manufacturing defect.” statement To consumers last week. King of Fans said the issue did not affect all of the 54-inch Mara fans, and provided a link to a video directing consumers on how to determine if their product is defective.
“We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, and the safety of our customers is our priority,” she said.
Home Depot did not immediately respond to a request for comment.