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Release Date: December 15, 2022
Release Number: 23-DFC
SIMU Recalls Motors Sold with Awnings and Shutters Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards
Name of Product: SIMU DMI6 Hz motors sold with awnings and shutters
Hazard: The awning and shutter motor’s power cable can disconnect while opened or closed manually (using the manual override feature), posing electric shock and electrocution hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the manual override feature if their motorized awnings or shutters are not connected to a GFCI outlet or circuit breaker. Consumers should contact SIMU for assistance in identifying the motor and to arrange for a free inspection and replacement motor.
SIMU toll-free at 855-944-5598 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Units: About 13,800 (In addition, about 12 were sold in Canada)Description:
The recall involves SIMU DMI6 Hz Motors sold with and used to open and retract awnings and shutters. The motor is silver with some black color. “Simu” and the model name are printed on a label on the side of the motor.
The motor can be identified when installed in a motorized awning or shutter by completing the online questionnaire at https://www.simu.com/us/dmi6hzrecall/questionnaire/ or by contacting SIMU.
|Model Number||Model Name|
|2008794||DMI6 HZ01 100/14 120V KIT|
|2007156||DMI6 HZ01 100/14 120/60|
|2007146||DMI6 HZ01 80/14 120/60|
|2007145||DMI6 HZ01 60/14 120/60|
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold At: SIMU authorized dealers, installers and contractors from March 2018 through June 2022 with awnings or shutters.
Importer: SIMU/Somfy Systems, Inc. of Dayton, New Jersey
Manufactured in: Poland
Health Canada's press release is available at: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/simu-dmi6-hz01-motors-window-coverings-recalled-due-electric-shock-hazard
Check to see if you may have an affected motor.
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