Home Depot – 190,000 ceiling fans recalled due to blades coming loose and flying
More than 190,000 ceiling fans have been recalled because the fan blades can come loose during use.
King of Fans, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that manufactures Mara 54-inch ceiling fans, announced the recall on Wednesday after receiving 47 reports of blades coming off, according to a US Consumer Product Safety Commission statement. . The fans had been sold at Home Depot stores nationwide.
King of Fans said the ceiling fan malfunctions were caused by “an isolated manufacturing defect with the fan blade locking clip assembly on the fan flywheel.”
“One of the two screws retaining the locking clip is not properly secured to the steering wheel,” the company said in a statement on its site Web. “If this happens, the blade may come loose from the fan during use, posing a risk of injury.”
The CPSC said the recalled ceiling fans cost approximately $ 150 and are sold exclusively at Home Depot (HD) stores across the United States and on the site Company website from April 2020 to October 2020.
Home Depot confirmed via e-mail that he sold around 80,000 fans before removing them from stores. When he discovered the problem, the retailer said he “had voluntarily recalled the product and stopped sales.”
“We are committed to ensuring the safety and quality of our products,” said a spokesperson for The Home Depot via E-mail.