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CPSC announces more furniture recalls

Doug Clark | April 20, 2020

The Consumer Products Safety Commission continues to issue recall notices. But it states, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.” If not, the agency recommends that consumers stop using the identified products.

Southern Motion “Wireless Power” reclining furniture and Joybird Blythe dressers are products the agency says pose hazards to consumers.

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A Southern Motion “Wireless Power” reclining chair

“The lithium-ion batteries used to power the ‘Wireless Power’ reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard,” CPSC said. It added, “The firm is aware of six incidents of batteries overheating and causing fires to the chairs and floor coverings. No injuries have been reported.”

The units were manufactured by Southern Motion in Pontotoc, Miss. Some 2,300 were sold from January through September 2019 for between $1,000 and $2,500 by “Rooms To Go, Art Van, Nebraska Furniture Mart and other furniture stores nationwide.”

“Consumers should immediately stop using the ‘Wireless Power’ reclining furniture and contact Southern Motion for a free in-home repair, including a credit for the cost of the ‘Wireless Power’ lithium-ion battery option.”

Source: Home Furnishings Association