Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Solar Lighted Umbrellas

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., of Union, New Jersey is recalling about 7,600 of its <"">Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas due to injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas immediately, unless otherwise instructed, and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

A plastic connector, which attaches to the arm of the umbrella can break, causing the umbrella to collapse. This poses a risk of injury to the user. To date, the firm has received 21 reports of the Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas collapsing. Minor injuries were reported in three of those incidents, including a bruise, abrasion, and nausea.

The recalled Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrella is a 13-foot Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrella. The umbrella has tan or chocolate colored material, lights, and a black supporting pole. The UPC numbers are 444444550439 (tan) and 444444583963 (chocolate) and can be found on the product packaging. The model numbers are 8070C-S and 8070C-L and can be found on the assembly and operating instruction that were enclosed with the product packaging.

The recalled Cantilever Umbrella, which was manufactured in China, was sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond stores, online at, and from February 2010 through June 2010 for about $300.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund. For additional information, contact Bed Bath & Beyond toll-free at (800) 462-3966, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firm’s website at and

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