Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas Due to Injury Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2010
Release #10-311
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 462-3966
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas

Units: About 7,600

Importer: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., of Union, N.J.

Hazard: A plastic connector which attaches to the arm of the umbrella can break, causing the umbrella to collapse. This poses a risk of injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 21 reports of units collapsing. Minor injuries were reported in three of those incidents including a bruise, abrasion and nausea.

Description: The recalled product is a 13-foot Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrella. The umbrella has tan or chocolate colored material, lights and a black supporting pole. The UPC numbers are 444444550439 (tan) and 444444583963 (chocolate) and can be found on the product packaging. The model numbers are 8070C-S and 8070C-L and can be found on the assembly and operating instruction that were enclosed with the product packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.bedbathandbeyond.ca from February 2010 through June 2010 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bed Bath & Beyond toll-free at (800) 462-3966, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firm's website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.bedbathandbeyond.ca

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1131

Recalled solar umbrella