January 20, 2021

Health Canada recalls Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch ceiling fans due to injury risk

TORONTO – Health Canada has recalled more than 5,000 Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch ceiling fans, with the company receiving 47 reports that fan blades were disassembled during use.

One step Product safety alert Released on Wednesday by Health Canada, the affected products were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores from May to October 2020.

The fans were made in China and distributed in the base by a company called King of Fans. Lauderdale, Pla.

While the company has not received any reports of injuries in Canada, the company has received two reports of fan knives hitting consumers in the United States and four reports of blade causing property damage.

In a joint memorandum with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCBSC), Health Canada advises consumers to stop using the fan and contact the King of Fans for instructions on how to properly inspect.

In Remember the details U.S. According to CBSE, consumers who notice blade movement, random spacing between blades or clip movement during testing are advised to contact King of Fans immediately for a free replacement ceiling fan.

A CNN, Home Depot confirmed sales in the United States before pulling about 80,000 fans out of stores. When they became aware of the problem, the retailer said it had “voluntarily stopped selling the product”.

“We are committed to the safety and quality of our products,” the spokesman said.

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