|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2009
Release # 09-232
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 403-5504
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Offset Patio Umbrellas
Units: About 60
Importer: The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The patio umbrella and its pole could tip over and strike consumers if the umbrella's collar or sleeve is not removed prior to closing the umbrella, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received one report of a recalled patio umbrella tipping over and breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The patio umbrellas are beige with a brown offset pole. They stand 11 feet tall. The base is a brown cross about 18 inches long.
Sold at: The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled patio umbrellas and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Home Depot toll free at (866) 403-5504 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.homedepot.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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