The producer of an umbrella with an inherent sunlight powered charger and LED lights sold at Costco has reviewed around 400,000 of the items on the grounds that the lithium-particle batteries can overheat and burst into flames.
SunVilla Corp. of Chino, California, said it has gotten six reports of the batteries in the umbrellas’ dark sunlight powered charger overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The sunlight based charger connects at the highest point of the 10-foot umbrella and powers LED lights down the umbrella arms.
In three cases, the sun powered chargers burst into flames while charging by means of the AC connector inside, the CPSC said. In two cases, the umbrellas burst into flames when the sunlight powered charger puck, while connected, overheated. A 6th case included a smoke inward breath injury.
The umbrellas were sold at Costco distribution centers and online across the U.S. furthermore, in Canada from December 2020 through May 2022 for $130-$160. Around 33,000 were sold in Canada.
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SunVilla and Costco are reaching all known buyers about the review and discounts. Shoppers can return the umbrellas and sun powered puck to any Costco Warehouse cross country for a full discount. Purchasers unfit to return the item to Costco can contact SunVilla for directions on the most proficient method to get a discount.
Customers ought to never again utilize the umbrellas and they ought to eliminate the sun powered charger puck from the umbrella. It ought to be kept out of the sun and away from burnable material and not be accused of the AC connector.
Buyers can call SunVilla complementary at 866-600-3133 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email the organization at [email protected], or online at https://sunvilla.com/pages/review.