Leggett & Platt recently announced a recall of power foundations or adjustable bases for mattresses. The company initiated the recall after twenty-nine reports of overheating in the electronic motor control board located in a housing underneath the deck of the power foundation. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating, which poses a fire hazard.
The recalled power foundations are motorized bed frames, controlled by handheld remotes, which enable the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and they were sold with handheld remote controls. The recalled models are â€œTitanium,â€ â€œGoldâ€ and â€œSignatureâ€ by Leggett & Platt and other brands names including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy and Simmons. Since power foundations look very similar, consumers should identify their products by looking at the remote controls. The remotes controls are either black or dark gray and feature multiple buttons and a label with one of these brand names: Adjustables by Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons or Spring Air.
Approximately 25,200 adjustable mattress bases were sold at mattress retailers nationwide from March of 2008 to October of 2011 for about $1,700 to $2,200.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately unplug the power cord and stop using the power functions of the beds. Consumers should contact Leggett to arrange for a free in-home repair of the product or for a free modification kit and consumer installation instructions. For additional information, call Leggett at (855) 853-3539 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday ET, or visit the company’s website at www.titaniumrecall.com
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