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More than 190,000 ceiling fans recalled after blades fly off

Home Improvement stores exempt from Stay Home order, March 25,2020/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Ruiz

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot are being recalled after reports that the blades fell off while spinning, hitting people and causing property damage.

The Hampton Bay Mara indoor and outdoor ceiling fans were sold this year between April and October at Home Depot stores and its website.

About 182,000 of them were sold in the U.S. and 8,800 were sold in Canada.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said owners of the fans should stop using them immediately and inspect them for blades that aren’t secure.

King of Fans, which makes the ceiling fans, said it will replace any of the faulty ones for free.


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