Dangerous Ceiling Fans Recalled from Home Depot
Buyer beware! If you did any home updates between Spring of 2020 and Fall of 2020 you might be in danger!
If your home improvement included the installation of a ceiling fan purchased at one of the 8 Home Depot locations around the Capital Region you might be in danger. More than 190,000 ceiling fans nationwide were found to be defective and while in use could cause injury to anyone in proximity to the fan.
Remember the television show America's Funniest Home Videos? It seemed like many episodes included clips of ceiling fans starting to wobble and eventually take flight or just crash to the ground. Other clips would feature someone jumping in the air with hands straight up and hitting the fan. You get the idea. In reality this is no joke. What if the blades of the fan just flew off?
The nearly 200,000 recalled ceiling fan models included are the Home Depot exclusive 54” Mara fans in various finishes made by King of Fans, a company based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The manufacturing defect occurs between the blade’s locking clip and the fan flywheel causing the blade to detach from the fan during use posing a potential hazard.
In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received 47 reports of the blades detaching while in use. Of those reports, two persons were injured from detached blades and four reports included property damage from rogue blades. Eighty thousand fans were sold at Home Depot stores across the United States between April 2020 and October 2020 before the models were pulled from the shelves. Consumers of the faulty product can contact King of Fans for a free replacement ceiling fan.
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