Solar Lighted Umbrella Recall

Solar lighted cantilever umbrella recall

A joint recall between Bed Bath & Beyond, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) has been announced August 3, 2010.

The product is a Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrella sold by Bed Bath & Beyond. The almost 4 metre (13 feet) diameter umbrella has tan or chocolate-coloured material, lights, and black supporting poles.

Check if your umbrella has recalled model numbers 8070C-S and 8070C-L, which can be found on the assembly and operating instructions. The product packaging has either UPC 444444550439 (tan) or 444444583963 (chocolate).

Why is this umbrella recalled?

The danger comes from a plastic connecting part, which attaches to the arm of the umbrella. This part can break and cause the umbrella to collapse. People near or beneath the umbrella could be injured.

Bed Bath & Beyond has received 21 reports of the umbrella collapsing with three minor injury reports. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

What do I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled umbrella and return it to the nearest Bed Bath & Beyond store to receive a full refund. If you need more information then you may contact Bed, Bath & Beyond at 1-800-462-3966 (in English only) or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and when were they sold?

Canada has had about 100 of the umbrellas sold. In the United States about 7,600 were sold either online or in stores. The sales occurred between February and June 2010. This umbrella was manufactured in China and imported by Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., of Union, New Jersey.