270,000 SunSetter Vinyl Awning Covers Recalled for Fall and Impact Hazard
SunSetter has recalled more than 200,000 units of vinyl retractable awning covers for a malfunction that causes the awning to spring open with enough force to cause severe injury or death.
About the SunSetter Awning Covers Recall
The recall involves all soft vinyl awning covers used with SunSetter motorized awnings sold with bungee tie-down between June 1999 and January 2019.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the SunSetter vinyl awning covers, if activated while cover is in use, can unexpectedly open with enough force to cause severe injury or death when the cover is removed.
So far, the SPSC has received 14 reports of incidents involving the awnings. Six of those reports included injuries and one included the death of a 73-year-old man who was struck by the motorized awning unexpectedly while removing the cover’s bungee tie-downs.
Covers for manually operated awnings are not affected by this recall.
Description of the Recalled SunSetter Awning Covers
Information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- The awnings affected by the SunSetter recall include SunSetter Motorized, Motorized XL, Motorized PRO, Motorized PROXL, and Oasis Freestanding Motorized Retractable Awnings.
- Awnings were from June 1999 to January 2019 for about $100 and supplied with bungee tie-downs.
- Awnings were distributed as a promotional item or as a part of a package with motorized awnings directly by SunSetter, through independent dealers nationwide, and through Costco Wholesale.
Repairs for the Recalled SunSetter Awning Covers
Consumers should not attempt to install covers for the motorized awnings. They should also refrain from removing any previously installed covers unless they cautiously follow the instructions provided on the SunSetter website. Consumers can contact SunSetter to receive free breakaway safety clips to replace the faulty bungee tie-downs provided with the recalled cover.
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