The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
About 182,000 (In addition, about 8,800 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fans in the following finishes: Matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel. The fans came with a white color changing integrated LED light and a remote control. The following UPC numbers for the recalled ceiling fans are printed on a silver rating label located on the top of the fan housing assembly:
|Ceiling Fan Finish||UPC #|
Consumers should immediately stop using the ceiling fans and inspect the ceiling fans using the instructions at www.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall.htm or by visiting the QR code listed in the recall press release. If consumers observe blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and fan body or movement of the clip during inspection, consumers should immediately contact King of Fans for a free replacement ceiling fan.
The firm has received 47 reports of the blade detaching from the fan, including two reports of the fan blade hitting a consumer and four reports of the blade causing property damage.
Home Depot Product Authority, of Atlanta, Ga.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.