Release Date: December 15, 2022 Release Number: 23-DFC  

SIMU Recalls Motors Sold with Awnings and Shutters Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards.


Recall Summary

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. View Press Release

Remedy: Replace

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.

Consumer Contact

SIMU toll-free at 855-944-5598 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

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 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 Note: Health Canada's press release is available at:   Check to see if you may have an affected motor.

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years. Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

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