Ceiling fans sold at Home Depot remembered because blades can rotate

More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold by Home Depot are being recalled because the blades can break off during use and injure those nearby.

The Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor / Outdoor fans were sold in stores and online from April to October this year for about $ 150, according to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 182,000 of the fans were sold in the US and another 8,800 were sold in Canada, the report said.

King of Fans, the distributor of the product in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is sold exclusively by Home Depot, said he had received 47 reports of the product’s fan blades, with at least two consumers hit by a blade and four cases of damage to property. .

Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara ceiling fan.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The recalled fans came in three finishes:

  • mat wit (UPC No. 082392519186)
  • matte black (UPC No. 082392519193)
  • black (UPC number 082392599195)
  • polished nickel UPC no. 082392599188).

Consumers are urged by the CPSC to immediately stop using the fans and to look for signs of defects. Those who see “blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and the fan body” during the inspection should contact the King of Fans for free replacement.

According to the company, the problems did not affect all China-made Mara 54-inch fans, which offered a link to a YouTube video showing how consumers can determine if a fan is defective and needs to be replaced.

Consumers can contact King of Fans for a replacement at (866) 433-1291, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or by email at [email protected].