Greater than 190,000 ceiling followers offered at The Dwelling Depot have been recalled after it was discovered that their blades may detach whereas spinning, inflicting accidents and property harm.
The Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outside followers have been offered in shops and on-line from April by means of October this 12 months, based on the Client Product Security Fee. About 182,000 of the followers have been offered in america and about 8,800 have been offered in Canada, it stated.
There have been 47 studies of blades detaching from the followers. Two of these episodes concerned the indifferent blades hitting individuals, and there have been 4 studies of the blades inflicting property harm. It was unclear if the individuals hit by the blades had been injured.
The Client Product Security Fee stated the recall concerned followers in matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel finishes. It instructed customers to right away 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 stated in a assertion to customers final week. King of Followers stated that the problem didn’t have an effect on the entire Mara 54-inch followers, and supplied a hyperlink to a video instructing customers find out how to decide if their product was faulty.
“We take delight within the high quality of our merchandise, and the security of our clients is our precedence,” it stated.
The Dwelling Depot didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.