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Power Recliners Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Recliner fire hazardFranklin Corporation has announced a recall of their power reclining furniture because the switch used to operate the reclining function can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The recall includes about 81,000 reclining chairs and couches in the U.S. They were sold at furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014 for between $400 and $4,000. No injuries have been reported, but Franklin has received two reports of switches igniting and three reports of switches smoking on showroom samples, resulting in minor property damage to the flooring.

The recall involves power reclining furniture with rectangular power switches. The black plastic switches are located either on the arm, console, or side of the chair, sofa, or sectional. Furniture with the rectangular power switches was sold under the name Franklin Corporation or one of eight private labels, including Big Sandy Superstore, Cardi’s Furniture, Cimarron Lumber/Sutherland’s, The Great American Home Store, Levin Furniture,, Raymour & Flanigan and Slumberland Furniture. See the CPSC notice to check the list of recalled style numbers to see if your recliner has been recalled.

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Consumers are advised to immediately unplug the recalled units and contact Franklin for a replacement operating switch.

Source: CPSC

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