More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot recalled after blades fly off

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, the Home Depot logo is shown on a store in Bloomington, Minn. Home Depots fiscal second-quarter sales surged to easily top Wall Streets expectations as consumers continued working on home projects and gardening amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) (Jim Mone, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

NEW YORK – 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 is based in Fort Lauderdale and makes the ceiling fans, said it will replace any of the faulty ones for free.