CHICAGO, IL – More than 190,000 ceiling fans have been recalled because of the fans’ blades may detach and fly off while in use.
King of Fans, a Fort Lauderdale-based company that makes the 54-inch Mara ceiling fans, announced the recall on Wednesday after receiving 47 reports of blades detaching, with at least two consumers hit by a blade and four instances of property damage.
The fans were sold in Home Depot nationwide from April to October of this year costing nearly $150. About 182,000 were sold in the U.S. and another 8,800 were sold in Canada.
The recall came in three finishes according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Matte white (UPC No. 082392519186)
- Matte black (UPC No. 082392519193)
- Black (UPC No. 082392599195)
- Polished nickel (UPC No. 082392599188)
Consumers have been urged to stop using the fans immediately and to check for signs of defects. For those who notice “blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and fan body,” should contact King of Fans for a free replacement.
King of Fans can be contacted at (866) 433-1291, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or by emailing [email protected].