Power Reclining Furniture Recalled by Franklin Due to Fire Hazard; Power Switch Can Fail

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Recalled Franklin Power Reclining Switch

Recall date: May 07, 2015
Recall number: 15-129

Recall Summary

Name of product: Power reclining furniture

The switch used to operate the reclining function can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Franklin Corporation toll-free at (866) 551-2706 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://Franklincorp.com and click on the “Power Switch Recall” button.
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Recall Details


About 81,000 in the U.S.


This recall involves power reclining furniture with rectangular power switches. The black plastic switches measure 1 3/8 inches by 3 inches and are installed either on the arm, console or side of various styles of reclining chairs, sofas and sectionals. 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, Overstock.com, Raymour & Flanigan and Slumberland Furniture. A label on the underside of the footrest lists the retailer or private label name and the product style number and, if applicable, the basic change (BC) number. Style and BC numbers included in the recall are:

Style Number
41385 43085 57285
41386 43086 57286
42085 48285 59785
42086 48286 59786

Basic Change (BC) Number
05 44 AI
23 46 AQ
24 47 AR
25 51 AX
27 88 AY
28 AE BM
29 AF BN
35 AG BO
40 AH

Power reclining furniture with a black plastic oval switch is not affected by this recall.


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. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled units and contact Franklin for a replacement operating switch.

Sold at

Furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014 for between $400 and $4,000.


Franklin Corporation, of Houston, Miss.

Manufactured in

USA (power reclining furniture)

Manufactured in

China (power reclining switches)

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