Solar umbrellas sold only by Costco recalled after fires and a smoke inhalation injury

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Solar umbrellas should provide shade in the day, light at night, but fire isn’t among the raison d’etres. That’s why SunVilla recalled 433,000 10-foot Solar LED Market Umbrellas, sold only by Costco in the United States and Canada.

The exact problem, as stated in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice: “The lithium-ion batteries in the umbrella’s solar panels can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”

And, SunVilla knows about this happening six times. Three times, solar panels caught fire while charging on an AC adapter indoors. Twice, umbrellas caught fire when the solar panel puck overheated. Once, there was a smoke inhalation injury.

The recalled 10-foot Solar LED Market Umbrella with LED lights on the arms of the umbrella. It’s sold only at Costco.
The recalled 10-foot Solar LED Market Umbrella with LED lights on the arms of the umbrella. It’s sold only at Costco.
The solar puck at the top of the recalled SunVilla umbrellas sold by Costco
The solar puck at the top of the recalled SunVilla umbrellas sold by Costco

The recalled umbrellas have “YEEZE” or “YEEZE 1” on the solar puck’s black cover. If you have the recalled umbrella, remove the puck, store it away from anything that might ignite, then return it to the Costco of purchase for a refund.

If you can’t do that or if you have questions, contact SunVilla online or at 866-600-3133, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or by email at LEDRecall@sunvilla.com.

Another of the recalled SunVilla Solar LED Umbrellas, this one with the solar puck at the top.
Another of the recalled SunVilla Solar LED Umbrellas, this one with the solar puck at the top.
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