Motorized Awnings Recalled by Somfy Systems Due to Shock Hazard

The awning motor’s power cable can be severed while the awning is opened or closed manually.

Recall date: November 19, 2010
Recall number: 11-043
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Motorized Awnings

Hazard:

The awning motor’s power cable can be severed while the awning is opened or closed manually, posing a risk of electrical shock to the user.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Somfy Systems at (800) 637-6639 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.somfysystems.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 4,600

Description

This recall involves the Sunea CMO RTS motor used to operate retractable awnings. The awning motor heads are silver and black-colored. “Somfy” is printed on the motor head. Motor heads that are entirely black in color are not included in this recall. The Sunea CMO RTS model numbers included in this recall are 525A2, 535A2 and 550R2. The model number is printed on a label on the motor tube.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled awning motors and the awning’s manual crank and unplug and/or pull the circuit breaker to protect against anyone using the awning. Contact Somfy Systems to receive free installation of a replacement awning motor.

Sold at

Awning dealers and retailers nationwide from December 2009 through September 2010.

Importer(s)

Somfy Systems Inc., of Dayton, N.J.

Manufactured in

France