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Solar-powered umbrellas sold at Costco are being recalled due to fire and burn risks

Umbrella With Solar LED Lights on ArmsSunVilla Corp. is recalling about 400,000 10-foot Solar LED Market umbrellas in the United States and about 33,000 in Canada.

The lithium-ion batteries in the umbrella’s solar panels can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received six reports of the lithium-ion batteries overheating. This includes: three reports of solar panels catching fire while charging via the AC adapter indoors; two reports of umbrellas catching fire when the solar panel puck overheated and caught fire while attached to the umbrella; and one smoke inhalation injury. 

This recall involves all 10-foot Solar LED Market umbrellas sold in a variety of colors. The umbrellas have LED lights on the arms of the umbrella and a black solar panel battery puck at the top of the umbrella.  The solar puck has a black cover marked with “YEEZE” or “YEEZE 1.”

The umbrellas were sold only at Costco warehouses nationwide and online at www.costco.com from December 2020 through May 2022. The cost was between $130 and $160.

Consumers should immediately stop using the umbrellas, remove the solar panel puck containing a lithium-ion battery from the top of the umbrella, and store the puck out of the sun and away from combustible material. In addition, consumers are advised not to charge the puck with the AC adapter. 

Consumers can return the umbrellas and solar puck to any Costco Warehouse nationwide for a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Consumers unable to return the product to Costco can contact the firm for instructions on how to receive a refund. SunVilla and Costco are contacting all known purchasers.

For more information, call SunVilla at 866-600-3133 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email LEDRecall@sunvilla.com, or visit https://sunvilla.com/pages/recall or  https://sunvilla.com/ and click on the red banner at the top for “Important Recall Notice.”

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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