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Company recalls 400,000 LED umbrellas due to fire and burn hazard – NBC Bay Area

Around 400,000 solar-powered patio umbrellas have been recalled for dangerous fire and burn hazards after reports of the umbrella’s solar panel lithium-ion batteries overheating.

The product, sold by Sunvilla Corporation exclusively in warehouses and on the Costco website as “10′ Solar LED Market Umbrellas”, had LED lights located on the arms of the umbrella and a black solar panel battery puck at the top of the umbrella.

The solar panel washers are marked with “YEEZE 1” or “YEEZE”. The umbrellas were sold in a variety of colors between the dates of December 2020 and May 2022.

If anyone is in possession of one of these umbrellas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement that they should immediately stop using the umbrella, remove the washer from the top solar panel, and then place the washer in a location away from direct sunlight and combustible materials. Also, the statement states that the puck should not be charged with an AC adapter.

The company has received six reports of lithium-ion batteries overheating, including three of the reported incidents occurring while the puck was charging in the AC adapter inside, and two reports of the pucks overheating and catching fire while they were charging. were attached to the umbrella.

One injury caused by smoke inhalation as a result of the pucks overheating has been reported.

Buyers of any of these recalled umbrellas can return them to Costco warehouses nationwide for a full refund. If it is not possible to return the recalled umbrella to a store, consumers should contact SunVilla for information on how to obtain a refund.

Consumers can contact SunVilla by phone at 866-600-3133 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and by email at [email protected]

More information can also be found at Where under the red “Important Recall Notice” banner.