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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:

Affected products

Power switches sold with Franklin power reclining furniture

Product description

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:

Style Number;
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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.


Franklin Corporation

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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.