Umbrella Quality Test Report

LAB NO: (5107) 262-0072
DATE IN September 26, 2007
DATE OUT: October 23, 2007
MOD. LOG IN: October 8, 2007
WORKING DAYS: 11
REVISED DATE: NA

BV Lab Number: (5107) 262-0072
Technician Name: NPW
Test Date: October 15, 2007
Reviewed By/Date: MJ October 22. 2007

Resistance to Corrosion

“Salt Spray” test: no “corrosion or visual change”

Wind Resistance

Your Patio umbrella will perform in over
30 mph Winds with a “heavier base”

Fading

Light Test “40 hours: class 5” and “100
hours: class 4.5” – PASS

Seam Strength

30” pounds/inch” and
“235 pounds”/seam

Evaluation

Citation/Method

No.Samples

Criteria

Results

Rating

FunctionalityH-1058AllShall function as intended and as receivedMPASS
HandleStrengthH-10041Shall withstand a minimum of 25 lb pulling forceNA-NO Handle
Spring forceat HandleActual Use1Shall not exceed 5 lb pushing forceNA-NO Spring
SeamStrengthASTM D-16833CRE 30 lb/inM-245.0 lbsPASS
Seam SlippageASTM D4343CRE 30 lb @ 1/4″M-227.0 lbsPASS
Wire toStrengthS-10193Shall provide minimum of 25 lb pulling forceNA-Per Product Type
In-Use TestH-10581Evaluate product features, controls, functions while considering end-use, operating environment and customer expectations. Report discrepancies and potential customer use, abuse and misuse.Force required to tip oer less than 20 lbs
OperabilityActual UseAllShould be capable of 150 open / close cyclesMPASS
Extended UseH-10581Shall function as intended after 150 up / down cyclesMPASS