Overheating Switches Prompts Recall of About 81,000 Power Recliners
About 81,000 power recliners are being recalled after the company received reports that floor models began overheating.
Franklin received two reports of the recliner switch igniting and three reports of the switches smoking, resulting in minor property damage.
This recall only includes power reclining furniture with rectangular power switches. Oval switches aren't included in the recall.
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 listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled units and contact Franklin for a replacement operating switch.
They were sold at furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014 for between $400 and $4,000.
Franklin Corporation can be contacted at (866) 551-2706.