About 25,200 Adjustable Mattress Bases have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The 25,2000 recalled Power Foundations or Adjustable Bases for Mattresses were manufactured in the United States by Leggett & Platt, of Georgetown, Kentucky and sold at mattress retailers, nationwide, from March 2008 to October 2011. The recalled Adjustable Mattress Bases sold for about $1,700 to $2,200.
Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short, which can cause overheating; this poses a fire hazard. To date, the firm has received 29 complaints 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.
The power foundations are motorized bed frames, which are controlled by handheld remotes. These enable the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. Power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and were sold with handheld remote controls.
The recalled models are “Titanium,” “Gold,” and “Signature” by Leggett & Platt and other brands names, including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy, and Simmons. No other power foundations are involved in this recall.
Because power foundations can be very similar in appearance, consumers are advised to identify their products by looking at the remote controls, which 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. Photographs of remotes and labels involved can be viewed at www.titaniumrecall.com.
The firm advises consumers to immediately unplug the power foundation’s power cord, stop using the beds’ power functions, and contact Leggett to arrange for a free in-home repair of the product or for a free modification kit and consumer installation instructions.
Leggett can be reached at 1.855.853.3539 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (ET), or at the firm’s web site at www.titaniumrecall.com.