Dec. 28 (UPI) — House Depot is recalling about 190,000 massive ceiling followers after the corporate acquired no less than 47 experiences of blades flying off and hitting folks or inflicting property injury, the U.S. Shopper Merchandise Security Fee stated.
The 54-inch Hampton Bay Mara Ceiling Followers, manufactured by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based King of Followers, had been bought for about $150 solely by means of House Depot from April to October 2020, the company stated. About 8,000 of the followers had been bought in Canada.
The followers current a doable harm hazard, and no less than two prospects had been hit by flying blades that indifferent, federal security officers stated.
The corporate stated in a press launch that the defect was an remoted manufacturing downside the place “one of many two screws retaining the locking clip shouldn’t be adequately secured to the flywheel” and it provided an apology.
“We take pleasure within the high quality of our merchandise, and the security of our prospects is our precedence,” King of Followers stated.
The indoor-outdoor followers got here with a white color-changing built-in LED mild and distant management, and had been bought in matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel. House Depot tweeted a recall discover Monday.
Prospects ought to instantly cease utilizing the ceiling followers, and be looking out for uncommon blade motion or uneven gaps between the blades and fan physique, the producer stated. Recall return directions can be found on the King of Followers web site.