Home Depot Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Recall Follows Reports of Blades Falling Off, Injuries
Nearly 200,000 Hampton Bay ceiling fans sold exclusively by Home Depot have been recalled, after dozens of reports involving problems where the fan blades detached while in use, posing a serious risk of injury for consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Home Depot Hampton Bay ceiling fan recall on December 23, indicating that the manufacturer was aware of at least 47 reports of the fan blades detaching while in rotation, resulting in two consumer injuries and four property damage reports.
The recall impacts approximately 200,000 Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fans, which are equipped with a white color changing integrated LED light and remote control. The fans were sold in matte white with UPC number 082392519186, matte black with UPC number 082392519193, black with UPC number 082392599195 and polished nickel with UPC number 082392599188. The UPC number can be located on the silver rating label located on top of the fan housing.
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The ceiling fans were manufactured in China under King of Fans, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and imported by Home Depot Product Authority of Atlanta, Georgia. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot Stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com from April 2020 through October 2020 for approximately $150.
According to the recall, an estimated 182,000 units were sold throughout the United States and another 8,800 were distributed for sale in Canada.
The manufacturer and CPSC are urging consumers who purchased the recalled Hampton Bay ceiling fans to stop using them immediately and inspect the blades using the provided assembly instructions. If movement in the blades or uneven gaps between the blades and the body of the fan are found, consumers should refrain from using the fan and contact the distributor.
To receive a free replacement fan, customers are being asked to contact King of Fans at 866-443-1291 or email the distributor at MaraRecall@kingoffans.com and reference the recall campaign number 21-059 for instructions on how to receive a free replacement fan.
KateAugust 31, 2022 at 2:15 am
Just had to get stitches from a blade coming off and hitting me in the face. Not sure what all I need to do about this.
JacobMay 17, 2022 at 7:42 pm
Experienced property damage from this fan coming apart.
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