This recall involves all soft vinyl awning covers 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. Covers for manually operated awnings are not affected by this recall.
Vinyl covers for SunSetter Motorized AwningsAbout 270,000 units (In addition, approximately 11,000 units were distributed in Canada)
The recalled covers were sold for about $100 or distributed as a promotional item or as part of a package with motorized awnings directly by SunSetter, through independent dealers nationwide, and through Costco Wholesale, between June 1999 and January 2019.
Recall Date: Aug 13, 2019
The Firm has received 14 reports of incidents, including one report of a death and six reports of injuries. In one reported incident, a 73-year-old man died after falling 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.
SunSetter Products LP, of Malden, Mass.
Recall ID: 8633
Last Published: Aug 13, 2019
Emert Number: 19767
Emert Status: Announced