August 15, 2022

400,000 Costco Solar Powered Umbrellas Recalled After Overheating and Causing Fires

The USA Client Product Security Fee experiences that Costco has recalled round 400,000 of the Solar LED Market Umbrellas manufactured by SunVilla Company.

On June 23, the fee introduced the recall, stating that it additionally impacted an extra 33,000 Canadian-sold umbrellas.

Based on the report, the lithium-ion batteries within the umbrella’s photo voltaic panels might presumably overheat and trigger a hearth or hazardous burns.

The fee mentioned there had been six experiences of batteries overheating. In three different experiences, photo voltaic panels have caught fireplace indoors. One harm from smoke inhalation has additionally been reported.

The recall applies to each 10-inch Solar LED Market Umbrella that Costco has been promoting completely since December 2020. Earlier than discontinuing the product in Could, Costco had been providing the umbrellas on the market each on-line and at its warehouses throughout the nation.

Prospects are urged to cease utilizing the umbrellas instantly and take away the photo voltaic panel puck that homes the lithium-ion battery. Every umbrella panel has a black cowl on the high with the phrases “YEEZE” or “YEEZE 1” written on it. The fee additionally advises prospects to not cost the puck with the included AC adaptor. Prospects must also preserve the puck out of the solar and away from flamable supplies.

Costco and SunVilla are notifying all confirmed prospects who’ve bought the umbrella. The ten-inch Solar LED Market Umbrella could be returned along with the puck to any Costco Warehouse for a full refund.

Prospects who can not go to a retailer can contact Costco to get info concerning their refund.