Somfy System Motorized Awning Recall

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

Motorized Awnings Recalled by Somfy Systems Due to Shock HazardSomfy Awning Recall

Somfy Systems has issued a recall of 4,600 motorized awnings. The problem? The possibility for the power cable to sever and become exposed risking electrical shock.

Name of Product: Motorized Awnings

Units: About 4,600

Importer: Somfy Systems Inc., of Dayton, N.J.

Hazard: The awning motor’s power cable can be severed while the awning is opened or closed manually, posing a risk of electrical shock to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Sunea CMO RTS motor used to operate retractable awnings. The awning motor heads are silver and black-colored. “Somfy” is printed on the motor head. Motor heads that are entirely black in color are not included in this recall. The Sunea CMO RTS model numbers included in this recall are 525A2, 535A2 and 550R2. The model number is printed on a label on the motor tube.

Sold at: Awning dealers and retailers nationwide from December 2009 through September 2010.Somfy awning recall

Manufactured in: France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled awning motors and the awning’s manual crank and unplug and/or pull the circuit breaker to protect against anyone using the awning. Contact Somfy Systems to receive free installation of a replacement awning motor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Somfy Systems at (800) 637-6639 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.somfysystems.com

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