Name of product: Power reclining furniture
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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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:
|Basic Change (BC) Number|
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.
Furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014 for between $400 and $4,000.
Franklin Corporation, of Houston, Miss.
USA (power reclining furniture)
China (power reclining switches)