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'Immediately stop using': Massive recall at Costco and warning issued by Health Canada after multiple umbrellas catch fire
Burn hazard identified
Health Canada is warning shoppers about a major recall at Costco stores.
This recall involves more than 32,000 SunVilla 10 foot Solar LED Market Umbrellas. The patio umbrellas were sold in various colours and have LED lights on the inside arms of the umbrella, according to Health Canada.
"The lithium-ion batteries may overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard," Health Canada said in its recall warning issued Thursday, June 23.
As of June 9 2022, the company has received one report of a battery overheating and umbrella catching fire in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received five reports of batteries overheating with four reports of umbrellas catching on fire and 1 report of a smoke inhalation injury.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled umbrella," Health Canada said, and remove the Solar Panel from the top of the umbrella, store the panel out of the sun and away from combustible material, and "do not charge the panel with the AC adapter."
The company reported that 32,702 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 222,303 were sold in the United States from January 2021 to May 2022.