More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot were recalled after reports that the blades fell while rotating, hitting people and causing property damage.
Hampton Bay Mara indoor and outdoor ceiling fans will be sold in the Home Depot store and its website from April to October this year. About 182,000 of them are sold in the United States and 8,800 are sold in Canada. Their price is about $150.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that it had received 47 reports of blades falling off, including 2 reports of personnel being hit by blades, and 4 reports of property damage caused by blades.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that fan owners should stop using them immediately and check whether their blades are firm or there is a gap between the fan base.
The fan king who makes ceiling fans has posted a video on his website with instructions on how to check the fan. The company said it will replace the malfunctioning ceiling fan free of charge.