Home Depot Recalls 190,000 Ceiling Fans After Blades Detach While In Use

Jennifer Aldrich
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Home Depot has announced a recall for about 190,000 ceiling fans sold online and at its stores this year after consumers of one model, the Hampton Bay Mara indoor/outdoor ceiling fan, reported blades disconnecting while in use.

The issue is an "isolated manufacturing defect with the assembly of the fan's blades locking clip to the fan flywheel," according to King of Fans, which distributes the Mara model.

The problem affects nearly 182,000 fans sold in the United States and 8,800 sold in Canada from April to October 2020. So far, there have been 47 reports of the fan's blades becoming unattached. Two incidents involve blades hitting consumers; four incidents caused damage to the homeowner's residence.

Courtesy of United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

If you own this ceiling fan, stop using it immediately. Determine whether it is included in the recall by contacting King of Fans on the distributor's website, by phone at 1-866-443-1291, or by email at MaraRecall@kingoffans.com.

You can also check the UPC number found on a silver label attached to the fan. The following numbers are included in the recall, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Matte White: 82392519186

  • Matte Black: 82392419193

  • Black: 82392599195

  • Polished Nickel: 82392599188

King of Fans will replace recalled fans at no charge.

Even if you haven't noticed anything wrong with your Hampton Bay Mara ceiling fan, you should check to see if it's part of the recall list.