Bed, Bath & Beyond recalls patio umbrellas after reports of injury due to collapse

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Bed Bath & Beyond has issued a voluntary recall of Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas after 21 reports of the umbrellas collapsing. Several reports of injuries have been noted.

According to the CPSC media release, there have 7,600 units sold. The umbrellas were sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond stores between February and June 2010.

The umbrellas are a hazard because a plastic connector may break causing the umbrella to collapse. While the reported injuries have been minor including a bruise and abrasion, an umbrella collapse could cause a head injury, which could be serious.

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See the CPSC web-site for more information.