By Mark Hansel
Bulldog Report Managing Editor
The fan was distributed by King of Fans and was sold as Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fans. It is being recalled because it posses an injury hazard.
The product includes the following finishes: matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel. The fans came with a white color changing integrated LED light and a remote control.
The UPC numbers for the recalled ceiling fans are printed on a silver rating label located on the top of the fan housing assembly:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises customers to immediately stop using the ceiling fans and inspect the ceiling fans using the instructions atwww.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall. If consumers observe blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and fan body or movement of the clip during inspection, consumers should immediately contact King of Fans for a free replacement ceiling fan.
The CPSC indicates the firm has received 47 reports of the blade detaching from the fan, including two reports of the fan blade hitting a consumer and four reports of the blade causing property damage. About 182,000 units of the product were sold, including 8,200 in Canada.
The fan was sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com from April 2020 through October 2020 for about $150.
King of Fans issued the following press release regarding the product:
“Dear Valued Customer,
The Hampton Bay 54 in. Mara Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fans are being voluntarily recalled in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. There have been consumer reports that the fan blades on the Hampton Bay 54 in. Mara Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan may detach due to an isolated manufacturing defect with the assembly of the fan blade’s locking clip to the fan flywheel, where one of the two screws retaining the locking clip is not adequately secured to the flywheel.
If this occurs, the blade may detach from the fan during use, posing an injury hazard.
Please note that this issue does not affect all Mara 54 in. ceiling fans. To determine if your ceiling fan is impacted, please see instructions on the following page. If you determine that your Mara 54 in. ceiling fan is affected by this recall based on your inspection on page 2, or if you have any questions about the inspection, please discontinue use of the fan and contact us toll-free at 1-866-443-1291, Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, via e-mail at MaraRecall@kingoffans.com, or visit us online at www.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall.
You can also scan the following QR code with your smart phone.
On behalf of King of Fans and The Home Depot, we apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you. We take pride in the quality of our products, and the safety of our customers is our priority.
Sincerely, King of Fans, Inc.”
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