Greater than 190,000 ceiling followers bought at The Residence Depot have been recalled after it was discovered that their blades might detach whereas spinning, inflicting accidents and property injury.
The Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Out of doors followers had been bought in shops and on-line from April by means of October this 12 months, in accordance with the Shopper Product Security Fee. About 182,000 of the followers had been bought in the US and about 8,800 had been bought in Canada, it mentioned.
There have been 47 studies of blades detaching from the followers. Two of these episodes concerned the indifferent blades hitting folks, and there have been 4 studies of the blades inflicting property injury. It was unclear if the folks hit by the blades had been injured.
The Shopper Product Security Fee mentioned the recall concerned followers in matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel finishes. It instructed shoppers to instantly cease utilizing the followers, including that in the event that they discover “blade motion or uneven gaps between the blades and fan physique,” they need to contact the distributor of the followers, King of Followers, for a free substitute.
The difficulty was attributed to an “remoted manufacturing defect,” King of Followers mentioned in a assertion to shoppers final week. King of Followers mentioned that the problem didn’t have an effect on the entire Mara 54-inch followers, and offered a hyperlink to a video instructing shoppers the way to decide if their product was faulty.
“We take pleasure within the high quality of our merchandise, and the security of our clients is our precedence,” it mentioned.
The Residence Depot didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.