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Power reclining furniture recalled over defective switches

Posted on May 12, 2015 1:19 pm under Product Liability

Franklin Corporation is recalling thousands of power reclining furniture switches after learning that the switch may overheat and cause a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on May 7.

81,000 power reclining furniture pieces with rectangular power switches are covered by the recall. The defective switches are installed on the side, console, or arm of different reclining sofas and chairs. The reclining furniture with the defective switches was sold between October 2013 and December 2014 under Franklin Corporation and eight other different brands–namely, Cimarron Lumber/Sutherland’s, The Great American Home Store, Raymour & Flanigan, Slumberland Furniture, Overstock.com, Big Sandy Superstore, Levin Furniture, and Cardi’s Furniture. Furniture containing a black plastic oval switch is not covered by the recall.

The company has received two reports of switches catching fire and three reports of smoking. No injuries have yet been associated with the issue.

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