There are reports that more than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot have been recalled when the blades fell off the fan during use.
Fan King, the manufacturer of the Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara indoor/outdoor ceiling fan, located in Fort Lauderdale, issued a recall on December 23 after receiving a report of the recall of blades falling off the product on December 23 The notice included two reports that the separated fan blades were hit by consumers and four reports that the fan blades fell off causing property damage.
The company said in a press release that the failure of the ceiling fan was due to “an isolated manufacturing defect in which the locking clip of the fan blade was installed on the fan flywheel, and one of the two screws securing the locking clip was not sufficiently secured to the fan. flywheel.”
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These fans will be sold in Home Depot stores and online homedepot.com across the country from April 2020 to October 2020 for approximately $150. About 182,000 of them are sold in the United States and 8,800 are sold in Canada.
The fan is equipped with a white integrated LED light and remote control.
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A Home Depot spokesperson told FOX Business that approximately 80,000 fans were sold before they were sold. After discovering the problem, the retailer “voluntarily recalled the product and stopped selling.”
The spokesperson added: “We are committed to product safety and quality.”
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According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall affects Mara ceiling fans with matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel finishes.
Consumers who have purchased fans should stop using them immediately and follow the instructions on www.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall.htm or use the QR code in the “Fan King” press release to check.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission added: “If consumers observe blade movement, uneven clearance between the blade and the fan body, or clip movement during the inspection, the consumer should immediately contact the King of Fans to replace the ceiling fan for free. “
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Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, or by email MaraRecall@kingoffans.com, you can call 1-866-443-1291 to contact the free king of fans.