08/03/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Union, NJ – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as Health Canada and Bed Bath & Beyond announced a voluntary recall of Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The CPSC press release states consumers should stop using the products immediately unless instructed otherwise.
Approximately 7,600 umbrellas are subject to the recall.
The products have a plastic connector which attaches to the arm of the umbrella that can break, causing the umbrella to collapse, thus posing an injury risk to consumers. Bed Bath & Beyond has received 21 reports of collapsing units. Minor injuries were reported in three of the complaints, including a bruise, abrasion and nausea.
The product is a 13-foot umbrella. It has a tan or chocolate colored material, lights along the inside and a black supporting pole. The UPC numbers are 444444550439 (tan) and 444444583963 (chocolate) and can be located on the packaging. Model numbers 8070C-S and 8070C-L can be found on the assembly and operating instructions that came inside the product packaging.
The umbrellas were retailed at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online through the company’s website, www.bedbathandbeyond.com or www.bedbathandbeyond.ca. The products were available for purchase between February 2010 and June 2010 and retailed for approximately $300. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled umbrellas and return them to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund.
Additional information can be acquired by contacting the company at (800) 462-3966 at all hours. Consumers may also visit the firm’s website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com or www.bedbathandbeyond.ca.
Phone: (561) 865-6021