Got a Ceiling Fan From Home Depot? You Need to Read This

Blades can detach, leading to recall
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2020 1:40 AM CST
Got a Ceiling Fan From Home Depot? You Need to Read This
A Home Depot store sign is visible from Route 102, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Londonderry, NH.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Between April and October of this year, 182,000 Americans and 8,800 Canadians purchased a particular ceiling fan at Home Depot or on its website. Now, those thousands are being asked to return them for a fairly scary reason: The blades can detach, NBC News reports. The company that makes the fan has received 47 reports so far of that happening, including two in which a person was hit by a blade and four in which property was damaged. It's the Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor fan, and more details about how to get a replacement can be found here or at the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (More product recall stories.)

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