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Franklin Corporation recalls certain Power Reclining Furniture Switches
- Starting date:
- March 12, 2015
- Posting date:
- March 12, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Power switches sold with Franklin power reclining furniture
The affected switches are small black plastic rectangular boxes, installed on various power reclining furniture manufactured by Franklin Corporation.
The affected furniture can be identified by Style or Basic Change (BC) number as indicated on the label under the footrest or on the carton marker affixed to the carton.
Affected units have one or both of the following numbers:
41385, 41386, 42085, 42086, 42886, 43086, 48285, 48286, 57285, 57286, 59785, 59786
Basic Change (BC) Number;
05, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 35, 40, 44, 46, 47, 51, 88, AE, AFG, AG, AH, AI, AQ, AR, AX, AY, BM, BN, BO
Units with an oval shaped switch are not affected by this recall.
The switch used to operate the reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.
In the United States, 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.
Approximately 5,397 units were sold in Canada by various furniture stores and online.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from October 2013 to December 2014.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately unplug the product and contact Franklin Corporation to request a replacement switch.
For more information, consumers can contact Franklin Corporation toll-free at 1-866-551-2706 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Franklin website and click on the “Power Switch Recall” button.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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