|July 3, 2008
Outdoor Canopies Sold Exclusively at BJ's Wholesale Club Recalled by Wanda Technology Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Outdoor Canopies
Units: About 8,600
Importer: Wanda Technology Inc, of Santa Ana, Calif.
Hazard: The canopies fail to comply with a voluntary flammability standard could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the outdoor canopies with “Code Number: 1020-8-WT2007”. The canopies are white, measure 10' X 20', and have a metal frame with four corner posts that support a fabric top which shields the user from the sun. The code number can be found on a label sewn into the canopy fabric.
Sold by: BJ's Wholesale Club stores nationwide from January 2008 through May 2008 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the canopy and contact Wanda Technology for instructions on how to return it for a full refund. Consumers with the recalled outdoor canopies are being contacted by the firm.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Wanda Technology toll-free at (866) 312-8799 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.bjs.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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