|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 9-Foot Patio Umbrellas
Units: About 27,700
Importer: Atico International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Manufacturer: Zhejiang Nengfu Tourist Products Co., Ltd, China
Hazard: The umbrella poles contain paint with excessive levels of lead, which can cause adverse health effects if ingested by young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These patio umbrellas have an opening size of 9-feet wide by 94.5-inches high. They are sold in the following solid colors: Tan, Red, Green, and Navy Blue.
Sold at: Longs Drug Stores nationwide from April 2006 through May 2006 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
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