By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Awning and sun shade company SunSetter is recalling 270,000 vinyl covers for motorized awnings after a 73-year-old man was killed by one.
The man fell from a ladder and over a balcony when a motorized awning opened unexpectedly and struck him while he was removing the cover’s bungee tie-downs, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The awning covers have been linked to at least 13 other incidents, including six reports of injuries.
The awning covers being recalled are used with SunSetter Motorized, Motorized XL, Motorized PRO, Motorized PROXL and Oasis Freestanding Motorized Retractable Awnings distributed by SunSetter from June 1999 to January 2019 and supplied with bungee tie-downs, according to the CPSC. Covers for manually operated awnings are not affected by this recall.
An estimated 270,000 units were sold in that time, including 11,000 in Canada.
SunSetter can be contacted at 844-313-0144 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily, online at www.sunsetter.com/safety-clips, or by email at email@example.com.