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Recall: Power reclining furniture


On 2015-05-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Power reclining furniture due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2013 for about $400 to $4000.

About 80,000 units are involved in this Franklin reclining furniture recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This is the 1st recall of products in the Outlets, Timers & Switches category in 2015. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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Image of Recalled Franklin Power Reclining Switch 762505
Image of Recalled Franklin power reclining switch not included in this recall. 601064
Image of Recalled Franklin Recliner Arm Mount Switch 417134
Image of Recalled Franklin Recliner Console Mount Switch 694718
Image of Recalled Franklin Recliner Side Mount Switch 508859
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Image of Recalled Example of Power Reclining Sofa 259631
Image of Recalled Example of Power Reclining Sectional 418421
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Phone: (866) 551-2706

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What is the problem?

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

How can I tell if I own this product?

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,, 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.

These items were sold new+ at Furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014 for between $400 and $4,000.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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

Franklin Corporation toll-free at (866) 551-2706 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the "Power Switch Recall" button.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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