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(Fox Business)   Solar-powered patio umbrellas recalled after they're found to reduce risk of sunburn, but increase risk of other burns   (foxbusiness.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, big box retailer Costco, patio umbrellas, Smoke inhalation, reports of the lithium-ion batteries, Effective July, reports of solar panels, Costco Warehouse location  
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351 clicks; posted to Business » on 27 Jun 2022 at 4:10 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-27 6:32:01 AM  
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You better check the electric motor, battery, and propeller.
 
2022-06-27 8:47:49 AM  
"Lithium Battery"

Sounds about right

"While on the A/C charger"

Cheaped out on the drivers? Cheaped out on the drivers.

"Solar puck overheated"

Cheaped out on everything, it seems. Suprised the soldering/insulation also wasn't garbage.
 
2022-06-27 3:47:55 PM  
Solar Powered patio umbrellas, yikes, I have one of those.

This includes three reports of solar panels catching fire while charging via the AC adapter indoors

Hahaha, stop getting the cheap stuff, kids. A solar powered patio umbrella shouldn't have to charge via AC. If there is enough shade to obscure the solar charging, you don't need a patio umbrella.
 
2022-06-28 4:09:38 PM  
Failures like this is why I hate gadgets.
 
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