The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Hampton Bay Mara ceiling fans sold exclusively by Home Depot because the blades of the fan can detach and injure people. There have been at least 47 separate fans that had the blades detach and two reported cases of the blades hitting a person and four cases of the blades causing damage to the owner’s property. These fans were sold at home depot starting in April of this year and over 190,000 were sold.
The specific issue with the fan is a manufacturing defect. The screws that attach the blades to the external motor of the fan are not strong enough which makes the fan move. Because of the screw’s defect this is causing the blades to come loose, move, and even fall off.
Anyone who bought the Mara fan is being encouraged by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to check the fan for any gaps or movement in the fan blades. If there are gaps or movement do not use the fan and report your fan to receive a free replacement ceiling fan. Click here for the link to see if your fan may be defective. Additionally, individuals who have bought the fan have been told to stop using the fan until the issue can be fixed.
If you or someone you know was injured by a defective product, the experienced team at Sandoval & James is here to answer your questions and help you understand your rights.