We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for out use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes products can pose potential risks to our health and safety. When a potential hazard associated with a product becomes known, it is common for the company that makes the product to issue a recall for it. The purpose of the recall is to help inform consumers of the potential risks associated with the product. Recently, a recall was issued for some ceiling fans.
The company, Kings of Fans, issued a recall for more than 190,000 ceiling fans. The recall comes after reports of the fans’ blades detaching while the fan is in use. The fan that is subject to the recall is the 54 inch Mara ceiling fan. It applies to fans of various colors, including matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel. There have been at least 47 reports of the fan blades detaching according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Of the reports, two indicated that an individual had been struck by a blade and four of the reports indicated that the blades caused property damage when they detached. The fans have been sold at Home Depot stores across the country. They were sold from April 2020 through October 2020. The fans cost around $150. Kings of Fans states that the issue was caused by an isolated manufacturing defect.
Owners of fans subject to the recall should immediately stop using them according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Further, consumers should contact the company if they observe blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and fan body or movement of the clip during inspection. The company will provide a free replacement fan to those observing these issues with the fan.